Froch close to Chavez meeting

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Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Carl Froch has revealed that negotiations over his dream showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas are nearing completion.

WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Froch has sought a meeting with Chavez Jr since stopping George Groves for the first time in November 2013 and is now confident that promoter Eddie Hearn will deliver the fight.

“Dare I say it, but we’re nearly there with the Chavez fight in Las Vegas which we’ve long talked about,” Froch told Sky Sports News.

“After knocking out Groves I was instantly talking about the Chavez fight happening. It’s nearly there and I’m very optimistic that Eddie Hearn will be making an announcement very soon.”

Froch hopes the fight will take place in March and insists his plans beyond clashing with Chavez, who has campaigned at middleweight for most of his career, will be dictated by his performance against the Mexican.

“This fight will take me to Las Vegas. Between beating Mikkel Kessler and speaking about Chavez, I’ve had the two epic fights with George Groves,” Froch said.

“Last year was a great year for me, but now it’s all about finishing my career. Or maybe not finishing my career. But definitely my next fight is in Vegas.

“I’ve talked about retiring since I fought Lucian Bute when everybody though I was going to get beaten.

“I would have retired had I lost that fight, but since winning it I’ve gone from strength to strength.

“Here I am in 2015 talking about a dream fight in Vegas. Hopefully I’m getting that fight with March being talked about.

“If I beat Chavez on style and I feel great doing it, why would I retire at 37 years old? I’m not 47, I’m 37 and still feeling fresh and fit. As long as I can still do what I need to do physically, then I’ll continue to box.

“It’s one fight at a time, which is the way I’ve approached it for the last couple of years. Chavez next and then who knows?

“James DeGale is looking really good. I’m impressed with what he’s doing. He’s improved so much. That’s a massive fight in Britain.”

Published: Thursday 8th January 2015 by The News Editor

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