Promoter Eddie Hearn to assess Carl Froch's options

Last Updated: 01/06/14 3:01pm

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Eddie Hearn: I will look at Carl Froch's opportunities

Eddie Hearn: I will look at Carl Froch's opportunities

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has told Sky Sports he will work on potential opportunities for Carl Froch over the coming months and has admitted he needs to find something special.

After finishing George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley on Saturday, Froch suggested he would fight on but take a long, hard think over his future first.

The 36-year-old reigning WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion dreams of fighting in Las Vegas, with the likes of James DeGale and Mikkel Kessler queuing up to face him.

But Froch is also aware that producing a devastating knock-out on a night branded the best in British boxing history would be a fitting end to his career.

Hearn said: "I've got a big smile on my face and I'm so pleased for Carl Froch. He can now get the respect he deserves so much.

"My job will now be to look at the opportunities for him and present them to him and Rob McCracken, and see where we go from there.

"DeGale produced a great performance last night and he is now the mandatory challenger for the IBF belt, but Kessler wants a third fight, Carl would like to go to Vegas as well, and after a night like that it would also be a great time to walk away from the sport."

Hearn says he also has considerable work to do to keep up the momentum built from such a momentous sporting occasion, pledging this as just the start for British prize fighting.

"It was a night in British boxing that will be remembered for a long time," he said.

"Last night feels like a big breakthrough for the sport in this country, but we've got a big night in Glasgow coming up and then Liverpool in July. There are so many big shows and we've got to keep this ball rolling.

"It's all about the product. If you've got one then you can sell it and that's what we had last night - the perfect fight and the public embraced it."

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