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Hearn and HBO set to discuss Froch fights with Ward, Chavez and Golovkin

Phil Jay 27/11/2013

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has exclusively told WBN that Carl Froch is considering a number of options open to him as talk of a return with George Groves continues to dominate the headlines.

Hearn, who is currently in Canada with Tony Bellew for his world title challenge against Adonis Stevenson, explained that ‘The Cobra’ may have better offers open to him and will be dealing with these issues before making a final decision on whether Groves gets a second chance.

“It’s too early to start thinking about a rematch,” Hearn told World Boxing News.

“I’m in Canada this week and when the dust settles we will sit down and get creative.

“Of course Froch v Groves 2 is potentially a huge fight in this country, but we do have other territories to consider.”

Word has already come out of former foe Andre Ward’s camp about a second fight with Froch next year and Hearn will be meeting with US TV executives to gain more input about what could be the next move for the 36 year-old.

“I am sitting down with HBO this week and their focus is very much on Ward, Chavez and Golovkin fights, so all these options must be weighed up,” said Hearn.

“I’m hopeful of some positive discussions as time rolls on, but for now it’s all about getting behind Tony Bellew for his world title fight this weekend and Darren Barker when he fights Felix Sturm next month.”

Groves, 25, is out of contract with Hearn following the Froch bout and may be better served looking elsewhere for a second world title tilt, with Robert Stieglitz or Sakio Bika possible targets as the Londoner comes to terms with his first defeat.

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