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Promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested that Carl Froch will get back in the ring again and he has a line of top names who could potentially face him in the summer.
Froch was forced to pull out of a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in March due to an elbow injury that he sustained in training, while the WBA and IBF champion is also still obliged to give his mandatory challenger for the IBF strap, James DeGale, a title shot.
However, while he could request a 60-day medical exception with regards to his title defence, it is unlikely that he will do so which will give DeGale the opportunity to take on Andre Dirrell for the vacant belt.
Nevertheless, in terms of Froch’s career, despite suggestions that he could retire, Hearn is confident that he will be back in the summer and he has a long list of possible names to pair him with.
“We will try to reschedule the (Julio Cesar Chavez Jr) fight for the summer now and other names have also come into the hat,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“There is Bernard Hopkins, Gennady Golovkin (against Froch) is a fight that everybody would love to see, Mikkel Kessler potentially and, of course, James DeGale is the mandatory challenger for Carl Froch.
Hearn added that after that sensational night at Wembley last May, Froch needs a fight that motivates him to get up and get back to hard training.
The Cobra has made no secret of the fact that he wants to fight in Vegas before he retires, and so it is likely that he will look for a big name instead of facing another domestic rival despite DeGale’s ascent up the rankings and the raising of his profile with his last two fights.