Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has reiterated his desire make the Carl Froch vs. George Groves rematch.

The first bout was infamously stopped in the ninth round on November 23, when Groves came under fire from a barrage of shots from the ‘Cobra’, which led referee Howard Foster to intervene in controversial fashion.

Groves had Froch on the canvas at the end of the first round and many believed he was comfortably outpointing the champion before the contentious stoppage.

Boos rung out around the Phones 4U Arena that night and the two have hardly stopped talking since.

Groves insists the Nottingham fighter needs the rematch to secure his legacy before retiring, while Froch believes no-one is in a position to tell him what to do.

Speaking to Kugan Cassius for IFLTV at the press conference for Ricky Burns vs Terence Crawford, Hearn insisted the rematch remains at the forefront of his mind.

“I’d still like to make Froch-Groves II and I think we can get there.

“The Groves fight remains the fight that brings the most money to the table, it remains the fight most people want to see.

“We’ve spoken to George. We understand what he wants for the fight and I don’t think we are a million miles away.”

However, Froch has stated on numerous occasions that he would love to fight in Las Vegas and Hearn conceded that the IBF and WBA world champion could head to America, with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr looking the likely candidate for a crack at his belts.

“Chavez is very much an option. We are in talks with them at the minute.

“I like the idea of a Chavez fight in Vegas. At this point in Carl’s career, I think that appeals to him as well.”

British fight fans will be desperate to see Froch engage with Groves in another domestic dust-up next summer, but the ball is very much in the Nottingham native's court at this stage.

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