Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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!"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 06-04-2014

[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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Saunders: Jacobs Praised For 'Brilliant Loss' - You Lost, Got Beat! Carl Frampton: I'm Ready For World Title Fight if it Comes Next Atif Shafiq Assesses Bramall Lane Victory, Plans For 2018 Joshua: Fury Boxed and Ran With Klitschko - I Don't Respect That! Brook Willing To Eat a Kangaroo Testicle To Secure Amir Khan British Board Confirm Tyson Fury's UKAD Hearing For December Jason Sosa Seeks Own Impressive Comeback on Kovalev Card Bob Arum To Hearn: 65-35 is More Than Fair For Joshua-Parker Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch in Play For January 27 Khan is Reportedly Highest Paid Contestant Ever on "I'm a Celeb" Duva: Kovalev Looks Better Physically, Happier, With New Coach Photos: Orlando Salido Putting in Work For Roman Clash WBC Prez: GGG Conquered The Hearts of Mexico, I Was Humbled Joshua Promoter: Our Offer is 'Five Times' Parker's Biggest Purse Salido: I Will Show Why So Many Champions Are Afraid of Me! Hearn Says Anthony Joshua Social Media Mess is 'Major Problem' Tyson Fury's Promoter Gives Statement on UKAD Hearing Delays UK Boxing News: Welborn, Hennon, Connor, Beech, More Photo: Tyson Fury Shows Off Bloated Form in Training Camp Joshua: I'd Knock Wilder Out With One Shot, Smack Parker Around! Manny Pacquiao Hints That He Wants Conor McGregor Next Groves: Eubank Improved, But Never Boxed Anyone on My Level Photos: Devon Alexander Returns Strong, Dominates Castillo Barrera 'Bitter' About Shabranskyy Getting Title Shot Before Him Austin Trout: Jacobs Beat Golovkin, He's The Best at 160! Kovalev: Loss to Ward in Our Rematch Didn't Break Me Mentally Saunders: I'll Beat Lemieux Convincingly, No Robbery Worries Frank Warren Says Door is Wide Open For Scott Quigg To Join Parker: I'm a Big Risk - Joshua Needs Over 65%, Rematch Clause Parker Promoter: More People Contacted Us About Joshua's Chin Joshua's Promoter: I Can't See a Wilder Deal, Parker More Likely Video: Golden Boy's Diaz Talks Cotto vs. Ali, Arum's Beef, More Alexander Dimitrenko Back on December 22, Adrian Granat Too Sergey Kovalev - From a Single Point to a Question Mark Wilder To Hearn: Add Joshua To Whyte Deal - I'll Whip Their Asses! Video: Kathy Duva Breaks Down HBO Triple, Kovalev's Return Video: Jason Sosa Discusses Yuriorkis Gamboa Showdown Sullivan Barrera to face Sergey Kovalev or Dmitry Bivol in 2018? Farmer Confident of Title Win: None of These Dudes Can Beat Me! Austin Trout: I Would Love To Fight Julian Williams
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement