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PostSubject: HBO gives Carl Froch a choice of four opponents   Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:37 pm

http://www.boxingscene.com/hbo-gives-hearn-four-possible-names-carl-froch--66946 wrote:
Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport recently held a meeting with HBO, who expressed their interest in having IBF/WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Carl Froch face four possible opponents on their network - including a trilogy with Mikkel Kessler, a rematch with Andre Ward, a battle with IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennandy Golovkin and former middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Hearn told The Daily Telegraph: "We want to keep Carl on Sky Box Office in the UK, and we have three names here in Europe we'd like him to fight. Kessler again, possibly, in a trilogy fight, George Groves, and James DeGale. But I think Groves and DeGale are bigger fights down the line."

"Home Box Office have come up with four names - Kessler, Ward, Golovkin and Cesar Chavez Jr. I think we will end up facing Ward next spring in an outdoor venue in the UK. We want it over here. It's great for Carl that there is such great interest in him both over here, and in the United States.

"He is finally where he belongs in boxing. People say that he wouldn't beat Ward because of their styles, but behind the scenes before that fight [Dec 2011] he was stale, and mentally not right. He's a different animal now. Look at the way he was against Lucien Bute and Kessler this time around."

Froch vs. Golovkin.......
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PostSubject: Re: HBO gives Carl Froch a choice of four opponents   Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:49 pm

I wouldnt be upset with a rubber match with Kessler.

Out come the excuses for the Ward fight though. I know it wasnt Froch but come on man. That's the least of the 4 i want to see again.

At this point, Bute probably shouldnt hold out for that rematch though. Froch is in a different area code right now. Don't see why he would want it anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: HBO gives Carl Froch a choice of four opponents   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:40 am

i'd rather see a new opponent myself.

i haven't seen anything to suggest a rematch with ward ends any differently and i was suprised with how everyone went overboard after froch/kessler II. i didn't think it was a patch on the first one and i don't see any possibility of a different result if they fought again. i also think froch smashed bute's psyche the way calzaghe did to lacy, it would be sado masochism at it's worst if bute calls in that rematch clause.

i'd much rather see fights against golovkin, chavez, groves, degale etc and is adonis stevenson still due a mandatory? going up and fighting cleverly or even hopkins are also more interesting options imo.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO gives Carl Froch a choice of four opponents   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:28 pm

Fuck the Ward fight.  Froch should beat the shit out of Jr and Golovkin.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO gives Carl Froch a choice of four opponents   Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Yeah nobody is interested in a Ward rematch not even Andre seems keen despite the fact it would be an easy payday for him.

I don't mind a Kessler grudge match that much but I would prefer a fresh opponent for Carl to face.

I am a little surprised they didn't jump at the Hopkins fight, sure Bernard's style would give Carl nightmares but I believe his workrate would prevail in the end.

Either way Hearn should try and convince HBO to show Groves on the undercard because soon enough Froch vs. Groves will be in demand over here.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO gives Carl Froch a choice of four opponents   Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:27 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/23234165

groves is looking like the most likely opponent at this stage.

should be a good fight but perhaps a year or two too early for groves.
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