Eddie Hearn has laughed off claims that Carl Froch is scared of
Nathan Cleverly and said that Frank Warren Promotion's offer for
the fight was little more than a publicity stunt.
Frank Warren sent an email through to Hearn's office with an the
offer of £1 million for Froch to face Cleverly for the Welshman's
WBO light-heavyweight title.
However, Hearn says the offer was not taken seriously because
Froch already has his future fights planned out.
"We must have stated a dozen times it would be impossible for
Carl Froch to move up to light-heavyweight," he said.
"He starts camp at 12st 4lbs. He'd be fighting blokes at 190lbs
in the ring. He's world super-middleweight champion and will be
defending his super-middleweight title against Yusaf Mack.
"Then it's Bute and Kessler, after that he may hang up his
gloves. They could offer £10million, the fight isn't going to
happen. The money's irrelevant.
"Anyway, the offer they made us was probably half of what I'd
pay Carl for the same fight.
"I told Carl about it last night and he laughed. Carl feels
sorry for Nathan and thinks he's a good young fighter.
"My advice to Cleverly would be forget about Froch, he's a
legend. You're not even at the races with him. Focus on Tony
"By sending the email, they can say they made us a huge offer.
It gets people talking about their fighters.
"I might email Sugar Ray Leonard at the weekend to see
if he wants to come out of retirement to fight Froch and tell
everyone that Sugar Ray turned down a massive offer."