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 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 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.