Feature | Jul 29 2014

Eddie Hearn: Carl Froch would not get the money he deserves to fight Gennady Golovkin

Hearn talks about Froch-Chavez, Froch-Golovkin, and Cleverly-Bellew II
Froch-Golovkin

TALKS have started again for Carl Froch-Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr. How likely is that fight?
Eddie Hearn: The talks have started again. Bob Arum has mentioned the date January 24, but we’ve given ourselves 10 days to two weeks to decide what we’re going to do. It’s still a long way from being down and we’re still looking at other options as well, but we want to get moving now.

WHAT other options are there?
EH: [Mikkel] Kessler and [James] DeGale. It’s still a three-horse race. Carl’s talking about potentially not fighting until 2015, but if he is going to fight this year we want to know sooner rather than later. So in 10 days to two weeks, we’ll be finalising our plans.

HAS too much been read into his comments about Gennady Golovkin?
EH: He made those comments before the Groves rematch on a Facebook debate with [Sky’s] Adam Smith. A lot of those comments were off the cuff while he was playing mind games with Groves. We’ve since had a chat about Golovkin and Carl’s definitely aware of Golovkin’s power and ability, but the bottom line is, as we’ve been told from HBO, Froch-Golovkin is not pay-per-view so you can’t consider that as an option, but Froch-Chavez is pay-per-view.

 

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