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Arum: Golovkin First Choice For Chavez, Then Carl Froch

By Salvador Rodriguez

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is preparing a new deal for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to return in September or October, but he only wants to negotiate through Chavez's father, the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez and not through manager Billy Keane.

There are two lucrative possibilities for Chavez. Arum revealed that WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (as long as he beats Daniel Geale on July 26) and IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch are good opponents for Chavez's return.

Golovkin is still the first choice. If Chavez rejects a deal to face Golovkin, then Arum will try to make a deal with Froch.

"Of course Carl Froch is a possibility, but I want to make [the fight] through his father. Gennady Golovkin will continue to be the first choice assuming he beats Geale, and if [Chavez Jr.] says no [to Golovkin], then we'll look to Froch," Arum said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nomadic on 06-05-2014

He like his "0" he better leave Froch alone.

Comment by big_james10 on 06-05-2014

There is no way Arum would allow another promoter to negotiate a fight directly with his fighter and bypass Arum. Yet, Arum thinks he will be able to bypass the man who is in charge of representing Chavez Jr. and…

Comment by Detroit29 on 06-05-2014

Blah blah blah arum. He cant go over Billy Keanes head like that. Chavez sr is not the manager. And believe me, if the word extension,is anywhere attached to that deal, chavez will reject it. But the real,question is will…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=bluebeam;14627933]Martinez could vacate the wbc and fight ggg. and it would be a lineal/wba title fight. but he will probably fight Rubio instead[/QUOTE] @ his age, after Cotto, & GGG's next bout, that's 8/9 months away...he doesn't want all that…

Comment by Hougigo on 06-05-2014

Yea, I don't get what trying to negotiate through his dad will do.....maybe because he thinks Chavez will listen to his dad.... other than that, dunno

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