Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom says Andre Ward, recognized as the top fighter at super middleweight, has must to come to the UK to fight Carl Froch in a rematch. Ward won a twelve round decision over Froch when they fought in December of 2011 in Atlantic City. Ward was part of HBO's broadcast team on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, and saw Froch get revenge over Mikkel Kessler with a twelve round unanimous decision. In the opinion of Hearn, Ward's back is against the wall and he doesn't have much of a choice in terms of where the rematch would take place.
"Andre has absolutely no options. Tell me another fight out there for him at super middleweight," Hearn told Sky Sports. "That's why he was at the 02 - he wants the fight with Froch. That's a massive fight. We're sitting here with two belts and Carl has just catapulted himself to huge new levels in terms of sporting prestige in Great Britain, so we'll relax and take our time. If Andre wants the fight, then it will have to be where we want it."