Could Froch v Kessler III take place this winter?

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says he wants Carl Froch to face Mikkel Kessler or Andre Ward in the winter before an all-British summer clash with George Groves.

Froch exacted revenge on Kessler at the O2 Arena on May 25, adding the WBA belt to his IBF strap in a thrilling contest.

 Froch and Hearn following The Cobra’s win over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena on May 25
Froch and Hearn following The Cobra’s win over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena on May 25 Credit: Lawrence Lustig

Now Hearn’s attentions are on The Cobra’s next moves and the promoter has two massive dates in mind.

Eddie Hearn said: "Commercially, Froch v Kessler III is just a huge fight. The first two were stunning nights and everyone knows what they would get from the decider."

He added: “Each one has been brutal so we will give Mikkel and his body time to see if he wants to go again."

Froch v Kessler
Froch v Kessler Credit: PA

As well as targeting a huge winter night for Froch, Hearn is planning a summer extravaganza for the Nottingham star – and says an all-British unification bout with ‘Saint’ George Groves would be something special.

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