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Hearn Talks Chavez, Kessler, DeGale For Carl Froch

Promoter Eddie Hearn says Carl Froch's options are open but he expects the super-middleweight world champion to continue his boxing career in the not too distant future.

Froch settled the simmering rivalry between himself and domestic rival George Groves in their second fight on Saturday night to retain his IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles following an eighth-round stoppage at Wembley Stadium.

Nottingham's Froch had come under heavy scrutiny since beating Groves with a controversial ninth-round stoppage in November in the first contest.

The London challenger claimed he had dominated that battle and predicted at the final press conference that he would knock Froch out with a left hook.

However, Froch won again, this time much more comfortably with a punch he described as the best of his career in front of the 80,000 fans, leaving the athlete, his promoter and the sport to ponder the world champion's next move.

Hearn told Sky Sports News: "(He has) three options I think as far as we're concerned and that's James DeGale, Mikkel Kessler and Julio Cesar Chavez (Jnr) .

"I don't think there are any guarantees that Carl Froch will fight again. If I was to have a bet on it I'd say he would but it's very difficult after such a huge night like that to find the right fight and right opportunity that will make him get out of bed at 5 o'clock in the morning and do those hill runs and tough rounds of sparring.

"So I'll look at those over the next few weeks and he can enjoy some time off and then potentially look at a return to the ring."

Froch said in the aftermath of the brutal capital encounter with Groves that a clash with Chavez Jnr - the colourful namesake son of the Mexican legend - in Las Vegas would appeal both to him and fight fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hearn added: "That's the place he's always wanted to go and fight. To box at the national stadium in front of 80,000 people was such a high for Carl Froch. When we talked briefly about the fight today and yesterday we were sort of saying if you were to bow out now what a great time to do it. You'd finish the George Groves saga if you like, and, it's going to be difficult to top a night like that, definitely in this country.

"So maybe roads will lead to Vegas and the most obvious of those being Julio Cesar Chavez who's a huge draw out there himself, a Box Office fighter on HBO in America.

"There's all kinds of options. James DeGale is the mandatory (challenger) now as well and Mikkel Kessler, people would love to see the third fight.

"(Chavez). That's a big-money fight. The situation at this stage of Carl's career, he's not ultimately driven by money, he's driven by achievements and aspirations he has had throughout his career and Vegas is one of them.

"We've got the chance of another big domestic fight against James DeGale, that's definitely a real opportunity, and the Kessler fight could happen really anywhere in the world because it's that appealling. Right now it's difficult to give you one specific but there are some good options."

Hearn was confident Froch-Chavez Jnr would appeal to American, and Las Vegan, fight fans with the Englishman a well-known boxer that side of The Pond.

He said: "He was in the Super Six series out there, (and) a lot of his fights have been shown in America. The (second) Kessler fight was on live on HBO, the Groves fight was on in America and this Saturday's was on HBO as well, everyone loves watching Carl Froch.

"Give this guy so much credit. Time and time again he's delivered and he will always give you value for money because he's a warrior in the ring and I believe one of the true, British greats of boxing.

"He's right up there with the biggest names in British sport right now and deserves to be!"

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[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;14623158]Promoter Eddie Hearn says Carl Froch's options are open but he expects the super-middleweight world champion to continue his boxing career in the not too distant future. Froch settled the simmering rivalry between himself and domestic rival George Groves in…

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