Eddie Hearn aims for Carl Froch vs. James DeGale later in 2014

Promoter Eddie Hearn aims for former Olympic champion James DeGale to fight IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch later this year.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that he is aiming to get Carl Froch and James DeGale "in a ring together" in November or December this year.

While Hearn is determined to make the fight happen, DeGale will still contest for a world title at London's O2 Arena on October 11 should Froch refuse the offer.

"In an ideal world I'd put DeGale and Froch in a ring together," said Hearn.

"Domestic fights work. DeGale is a ready-made domestic challenger for Froch and the mandatory challenger for his IBF title."

An eighth-round knockout of George Groves at Wembley Stadium back in May ensured that Froch kept his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles.

On the same night, DeGale, who has an Olympic gold medal to his name, impressed on the undercard after beating Brandon Gonzales in four rounds.

British boxer James DeGale celebrates his win over Piotr Wilczewski on October 15, 2011
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