Carl Froch said that an agreement on a clash in Las Vegas with Julio Chavez Jr is nearly done. Sportsbook software services would not mind seeing this fight get underway, and know that it’s going to be massive.
The Nottingham fighter would also consider extending his very famous career past the meeting with Chavez, and a date for the clash has been proposed for March.
He did not enter the ring since May, when he impressively stopped George Groves in a fight at Wembley Stadium, after asking promoter Eddie Hearn to have a fight take place in Las Vegas.
“We’re nearly there, dare I say it, with the Chavez fight in Vegas which I’ve talked about since knocking out Groves,” said Froch.
“I’m very optimistic that Eddie Hearn will be making an announcement very soon.
And sportsbook software services are confident that the fight will indeed be announced.
“That’s the fight that takes me to Las Vegas, it’s the fight I’ve been calling out for since November 2013 so it’s dragged on a fair while. Between beating Mikkel Kessler and fighting Chavez I’ve obviously had the two epic fights with Groves.
“Chavez is a great fighter, one loss in 51 fights, and he’s coming up to a weight he’ll be more comfortable at. That carries dangers and question marks – is he good enough at super-middle?
“Have I still got what it takes to go 12 rounds because it looks like Chavez can survive? He can get through 12 rounds with anybody, he’s very tough like his dad was.
“It’s an intriguing fight – it’s a ‘pick ‘em’. It’s not ‘Froch is definitely going to win’ or ‘Chavez is definitely going to win’.”
The WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion also stressed that a fight in Las Vegas against Chavez might not be the finale that he suggested before.
“It’s been a great year, 2014, but now it’s all about finishing my career – or dare I say it, not finishing my career – in Vegas,” he added.
“I’ve been talking about retirement since I beat Lucien Bute. I’ve gone from strength to strength since winning that fight and here I am in 2015 talking about a dream fight in Vegas.
“Let’s say I get that fight at the beginning of March, which is being talked about, I beat Chavez in style and I feel great doing it, why would I retire?
“I’m not 47, I’m 37. I still feel fresh, I still feel fit. As long as I can still do what I need to do physically then I’ll continue to box.”
The fighter even joked that he thought about having opponents in the future past Chavez.
“James DeGale is looking really good, I’m impressed with what he’s doing, he’s improved so much. That’s a massive fight here for Britain.”