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Froch interested in Hopkins fight

Carl Froch
Froch is undefeated in 25 fights

World super-middleweight champion Carl Froch says he would be interested in fighting American Bernard Hopkins.

One-time middleweight champion Hopkins floated the possibility of the fight after seeing Froch successfully defend his WBC title in the United States.

"Would I consider fighting a guy like that?" Hopkins told BBC Radio 5 Live. "Yeah I would look at that."

Froch added: "If he's talking about it then we would definitely look at it if it could be done."

Last year super-middleweight king Joe Calzaghe, who has dismissed the possibility of coming out of retirement to fight Froch, beat Hopkins on a split decision in Las Vegas at light-heavyweight to become a two-weight world champion.

"I wouldn't want to give too much weight away to Hopkins," said Froch. "He's very experienced and he's very big and strong, but it's something I would be keen to do."

Froch produced one of the great comebacks to retain his WBC super-middleweight crown against Jermain Taylor in Mashantucket, Connecticut.


Nottingham's Froch was well behind on two scorecards going into the 12th round but produced a grandstand finish to stop Taylor with seconds remaining.

The 44-year-old Hopkins enjoyed a 10-year reign as middleweight champion in which he successfully defended a title a record 20 times.

see also
Froch 'bored' with Calzaghe talk
01 May 09 |  Boxing
Froch stuns Taylor with late show
26 Apr 09 |  Boxing
Calzaghe ends talk of Froch bout
28 Apr 09 |  Boxing
Froch challenges Calzaghe again
26 Apr 09 |  Boxing
Calzaghe rejects Hopkins rematch
07 Mar 09 |  Boxing

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