Carl Froch
Froch v Groves II will take place at Wembley Stadium.Reuters

The hotly anticipated rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves will take place at Wembley Stadium on 31 May, Matchroom Boxing have confirmed.

A number of venues for what is widely considered as the biggest all British rematch in recent memory had been touted including Old Trafford, the Emirates Stadium, the City Ground and the Millennium Stadium.

But it has been confirmed that 90,000 capacity Wembley will host the fight, the day after England use the venue for their final home World Cup warm up match against Peru.

"This fight needs to be held at a big stadium, and I'm happy to fight George in his back yard," Froch told Sky Sports News. "I've been to Wembley a few times and it is a massive stadium. The facilities and hospitality will be second to none.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Heard added: "Ever since I walked out at Wembley I knew this was the one.

"Logistically we had some hurdles to overcome but the support of Wembley, The FA and Sky Sports have helped make history here. This is the first ever fight at the new Wembley Stadium and what better venue to stage the biggest British fight of all time.

"I'm proud to be involved in an event of this magnitude. Internationally the fight will broadcast live to over 100 countries around the world but ultimately this a night that will take British boxing to a new level. The rivalry is fierce; everything is on the line, quite simply: you need to be at Wembley on May 31st."

The British super-middleweights met in November 2013 at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena ehich saw Froch retain his WBA and IBF titles in a highly controversial ninth round stoppage despite being floored by his opponent in the opener.

The decision to stop the fight provoked disbelief across the world of British boxing and prompted Groves to launch an appeal against the decision taken by the referee that night Howard Foster Jr while countless boxing fans demanded a rematch.

The Hammersmith-born Groves got his wish in February as the rematch was confirmed after the IBF ordered Froch to agree to a fight with Groves within 90 days of their ruling or risk being stripped of his title.