Unified super-middleweight champion Carl Froch is taking a break following his most prestigious career win and may never return if the right opportunity isn’t forthcoming, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Speaking in his Daily Mail column, Hearn has outlined the four options the lie before Froch, but warned that Froch is content with his achievements in the sport and could stay conceivably stay away for good.
Froch, 36, scored the most spectacular win of his career, if not the best, as ‘The Cobra’ wiped out British rival George Groves with an eighth round piledriver of a punch and is now taking a much needed rest from boxing.
Hearn is currently busy scouting the four-time world title holder’s next move and has already spoken to Bob Arum, James DeGale’s team and Sauerland about some of the possibilities on the table for Froch.
The current favourite for later in 2014 is a clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas, a fight that would quench Froch’s thirst to showcase his talent in the fight capital of the world. There is also another domestic fight in the offing against Olympic champion and former Groves opponent DeGale, who has been put forward as the number one challenger by the IBF.
Finally, a third fight with Mikkel Kessler has been touted, but at this point in time looks the most unlikely to happen as Froch contemplates which direction he will go in if he does decide to lace up the gloves again.
Fighting Chavez in November, before completing his mandatory against DeGale in the spring of 2015 is a possible plan for Hearn, but at this moment nothing will be make clear until Froch finalizes his future.
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