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Hearn: No Froch vs. Hopkins, No Catch-Weight Fight

Eddie Hearn does not expect a fight between Carl Froch and Bernard Hopkins to come to pass.

Hopkins, at 48 the oldest world champion in history, said last week Froch was 'top of my wish list' despite the American now campaigning in a higher weight class.

But that difference in weight - the Briton is a natural super-middleweight - means a fight between the pair is unlikely.

And Froch also must take care of Mikkel Kessler later this month before considering his future options.

"It's flattering," said promoter Hearn. "Hopkins understands the value of a fight with Froch, but I don't think Carl needs to fight at catch-weight.

"Nathan Cleverly has already called him out but Carl walks around just above 12 stone [168-pounds] and he'd be at a big disadvantage.

"I wouldn't say it's a fight I wouldn't make but it's not one that immediately jumps out at me. We'll see how Carl gets on against Kessler and we'll see which big fights appeal."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SAJ10 on 05-14-2013

It's the opponent not the weight. [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/boxing/7769794.stm[/url] From the man's own words. "But realistically I know he wouldn't drop down to super-middleweight and I don't really want to go up to light-heavyweight so I'd compromise and meet him at a…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 05-14-2013

Froch is one of few fighters in the sport who walk around not far off their weight. He doesn't put much weight on after the weigh in. He'd probably be more comfortable going down than going up.

Comment by Weebler I on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=SAJ10;13368475]I knew Froch and Hearn would avoid Hopkins. Froch said he'd come up to a catchweight to fight calzaghe - Hopkins has said he'd do it at a Catchweight and even come to UK. Carl always discredits Joe's win a…

Comment by KickAzz on 05-14-2013

smart move by Hearns... don't f.uck with Hopkins

Comment by SAJ10 on 05-14-2013

Like you say Iron - Froch was a British champion when he was calling Calzaghe out - Joe had a Kessler unification option and then moved up to LHW to fight a legend. He'd all but decided to call it…

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