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Hearn: Froch vs Groves rematch could do massive attendance number

Eddie Hearn believes he can get a Carl Froch vs George Groves rematch done for 2014, and also thinks it could do a huge number at a football stadium in the United Kingdom.

Scott Heavey

Boxing fans want it, and Eddie Hearn is hoping to deliver it, as the Matchroom Boxing promoter believes a Carl Froch vs George Groves rematch could do massive business in the United Kingdom, perhaps selling upwards of 80,000 tickets at a football stadium.

"I think there's a great chance," he told Sky Sports when asked about the possibilities of a rematch. "I think it comes down to ego and pride at the end of the day, and of course a lot of money.

"As a fan and a promoter it's the biggest fight out there. I know we could have this at a huge stadium and have 60, 70, 80,000 people.

"It was a tremendous fight last time and taking away the controversy, it was one of the best fights I've ever seen. A rematch could be even bigger.

"If we can get the deal right, if we can get the mix right and if we can get these two egos together so it can happen, then it would be wonderful for the sport. If I was a betting man I think we are going to get there. I hope we do."

Froch (32-2, 23 KO) scored a highly controversial stoppage win over Groves (19-1, 15 KO) on November 23, when referee Howard John Foster stepped in in the ninth round with Groves under pressure in what had been a very entertaining fight.

Thus far, Froch has squashed talk of a rematch, but it may be the biggest fight available for him. While the Nottingham star would love a rematch with Andre Ward to try and avenge his 2011 defeat to the unbeaten American, Ward's career is currently sidelined as he tries to break free from promoter Dan Goossen.

Froch has also indicated no desire to move to 175 pounds, so if he's staying at 168, and Ward is out of the picture for the time being, there's no better fight than Groves that I can figure.

Is this the fight that should happen next? How big do you think it could be in the UK?

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