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Hopkins: I'm Rooting For Froch To Win, Want Him Next

By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins tells Jeff Powell of Daily Mail that he wants Carl Froch (30-2, 22KOs) to defeat Mikkel Kessler in their unification rematch on May 25th - because Hopkins wants to fight him next. Hopkins has a mandatory defense of his title on July 13th against Karo Murat.

"Froch is top of my wish list. I have great respect for him as a fighter. He is very exciting and our styles would make for a great fight. I will happily go over to the UK to make it happen but of course Carl will have to beat Kessler first. I am rooting for him to do it and I think he will win this time," Hopkins said.

Hopkins would even face Froch before WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly.

"Cleverly is a possibility for later this year but Froch is my preference if we can get it made."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tocayito1 on 05-10-2013

[QUOTE=KJB;13337187]Really? I mean I love Bhop, he is one of my all time favorite fighters. But he would dominate Carl Froch? Like, Carl Froch circa 2013? I just don't see it. Bhop seems to have some magic formula for not…

Comment by ddangerous on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=ИATAS;13336338]Hopkins is sick and tired of ruining good American fighter's careers. Andre Ward would become Kelly Pavlik 2.0. Would be sad to see a man of faith turn to the bottle.[/QUOTE] LOL. Ward would retire BHop. Not even close. It…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-07-2013

[QUOTE=Camp Beast;13336721]BHOP knows what he's doing. He's famous for schooling slower, flat-footed, slugger types. This fight would mirror the Cloud fight or better yet, Ward's dismantling of Froch.[/QUOTE] I am not even a huge Froch fan but come on he…

Comment by hyeduk on 05-07-2013

Hopkins cant forget how he lost to Calzaghe and now he wants to avenge his loss..."You're not even in my league! I would never let a white boy beat me. I would never lose to a white boy. I couldn't…

Comment by KickAzz on 05-07-2013

if I'm Froch I don't fight Hopkins less they give me an offer I can't refuse

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