Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (60)
Top Headlines Shawn Porter Plans To Pursue Danny Garcia Showdown Joshua Admits He Felt Massive Disappointment Klitschko Retired Report: Leo Santa Cruz-Abner Mares Rematch Off Over Money Mayweather: I'm Partying at My Strip Club Every Day Through Fight Antonio Orozco vs. Roberto Ortiz Set For Linares-Campbell Card News: Briedis-Perez Tickets, Victory Boxing Update, Yard-Ford Bob Arum Eyes Michael Conlan ESPN Card in Ireland, in 2018 Mayweather Sr. on McGregor, Malignaggi: Neither One Can Fight! White: Floyd Wouldn't Even Discuss 8-Ounce Gloves in Negotiations Mayweather: I'm Taking Bigger Risk Than McGregor; Legacy on Line Nicholas Walters Cancels His Return Due To Illness, Eyes Fall Bout Shakur Stevenson: I Plan on Taking Over The Sport of Boxing Paddy Barnes To Return On October 6 In Scotland Whyte: We Are Trying To Make Noise To Get The Wilder Fight White: Malignaggi Had To Leave, He Got His Ass Whooped Bad! Billy Dib vs. Guillaume Frenois Eliminator For Gervonta Davis Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Risk All Around Mayweather: McGregor 'Extremely Dirty' Even With Cortez in Camp McGregor: I'm Confident I'll Walk Through Mayweather's Shots Arum Aims To Finalize Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Soon, at Suncorp Beterbiev-Koelling, Magdaleno-Juarez To Land at Cosmo in Vegas Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Joseph Parker, Future Plans Video: Julius Indongo Ready For Terence Crawford Showdown Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut Frampton vs. Gutierrez Will Not Be Rescheduled, Now Cancelled Mayweather Assesses What He Saw in McGregor-Malignaggi Sparring Mike Gavronski vs. Bryan Vera Set For September 9 Espinoza on Why SHO Rejected McGregor-Malignaggi Footage Alex Saucedo vs. Gustavo Vittori on Top Rank's Sept. 22 Card Bob Arum Talks Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux News: Andre Ward Update, Cornflake LaManna, Lucien Reid, More David Benavidez vs. Ronald Gavril Lands on Showtime, Sept. 8 Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Ready For War Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Face To Face at Final Presser Anthony Joshua: No Problem Fighting Luis Ortiz, But Pulev is Next Floyd Mayweather With New Venture, Starts Gym Franchise McGregor 'Very Pleased' With NSAC Picks for Referee, Judges Shawn Porter Withdraws From Thomas Dulorme Clash Skoglund Sparring With Kessler, Ready To Shock Callum Smith Kopylenko vs. Scott Set For September 15 in Rosemont
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement