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Hearn: Froch may walk away

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he will have to come up with something special to tempt Carl Froch to fight again.

Froch stopped George Groves in devastating fashion at Wembley in front of 80,000 people on a spectacular night for British boxing.

Froch himself says he is not sure how he will top that experience, though he also hinted that he is yet to fulfil his ambition of fighting in Las Vegas.

And his girlfriend Rachel also confirmed after the fight that Froch had mentioned Vegas as a possible final destination.

Hearn said: "He may walk away. I think it would take something special to make him fight again. If that's the end for Carl Froch then it would be very sweet.

Fighting man

"But he's a fighting man - he loves to fight, so we'll give it a few weeks and see where the land lies.

"He put so much into that (training) camp, emotionally, physically, mentally, that I'm not sure he could do that again."

Another British star James DeGale is the mandatory challenger for Froch's IBF belt, after he beat Brandon Gonzalez on the undercard.

Hearn is not sure if that would interest Froch: "Maybe not - it's another big domestic fight which gets everybody interested. But ultimately, Carl talks about Vegas - maybe that's something.

"I think maybe, when he goes home and sits down and says 'what can I do that will top that,' the answer is, I don't know.

"Unless I can provide something that will, maybe that will be the factor.

"What we can provide, opportunity-wise, and experience-wise that he can savour that might tempt him to go again?"