Bernard Hopkins wants to fight Carl Froch in the UK

Bernard Hopkins during a press conference on April 14, 2008
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Bernard Hopkins admits that he would like to fight Carl Froch in the UK, provided 'The Cobra' can beat Mikkel Kessler on May 25.

Bernard Hopkins is eyeing a clash with Carl Froch should the Nottingham fighter overcome Mikkel Kessler on May 25.

'The Cobra' squares off against the Dane in a rematch of their 2010 bout at London's O2 Arena later this month and Hopkins has said that he would like to fight Froch in England, provided he can slip past Kessler.

"I will happily go over to the UK to make it happen but of course Carl will have to beat Kessler first," Hopkins is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

"I am rooting for him to do it and I think he will win this time. Froch is top of my wish list. I have great respect for him as a fighter. He is very exciting and our styles would make for a great fight."

Hopkins became the oldest world champion in the sport's history when he beat Tavoris Cloud in March.

Tony Bellew
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