Carl Froch: A Contest With DeGale Would Be Huge!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

CARL FROCH is not ready to tumble from his position as the world’s best super-middleweight – whoever he meets next.

While his promoter Eddie Hearn is in negotiations with potential opponents, Froch is currently twisting and turning in BBC gymnastics reality show Tumble. Hearn has a number of options for Froch’s planned defence of his IBF and WBA world belts, possibly at London’s 02 Arena in February.

A clash with fellow Brit James DeGale looks to be a very realistic possibility after Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, the WBC champion, was deemed not to be a marketable challenger. But Froch isn’t worried who he fights.

In fact, he claims appearing in Tumble is far worse than going head-to-head in the ring with the best in the world.

He said: “It’s a lot of pressure being on a live television show.

“You know there are millions of people watching at home and there’s also a live studio audience, so it’s hard to keep your cool.

“When I’m in the boxing ring I know it’s something I am good at and I am not very good at gymnastics!”

Froch said of a potential clash with DeGale: “Any contest between me and him would be huge, for the British audience in particular.

“It would be a domestic fight between a legend of the sport and an Olympic champion.

“He wants to be the first British gold medallist to go on and win a world title and a fight between us would create plenty of interest.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=F!x;14899538]Yep they do have a fairly substantial history, Degale called out Froch for years. If you remember during the Degale vs Groves build up, Froch was quoted several times saying he wanted Groves to beat Degale because he didnt like…

Comment by F!x on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14899317]I think many guys could potentially beat Froch, doesn't mean it makes sense to make the fight. Degale brings nothing to Froch's resume. Literally nothing. I've begun to like Degale a lot more recently, but I just don't see why…

Comment by Skip Bayless on 08-30-2014

i dont want to see the degale fight, at least the groves fight was entertaining but this is going to be a stinker

Comment by FrankieBruno on 08-30-2014

I like this fight Degale looked great in his last fight

Comment by F!x on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14898142]Froch is a legend. He's fought and won at the highest level in his division without break for 6 years straight. No one else in boxing can match the run he's been on since 2008 or so. The only man…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (95)
Top Headlines David Haye: In 2017 I Will Be Heavyweight Champion - I Know It! De La Hoya To Critics: I Strongly Feel Canelo-Golovkin Will Happen Taras Shelestyuk Aims To Follow Gold Path of His Olympic Mates Brandon Rios a Free Agent, No Longer a Top Rank Fighter Katie Taylor Mulling Pro Move, Heading To Eddie Hearn? Fenech: Mundine-Green II is Bullsh*t Fight - Must Be Stopped! Nonito Donaire: I Want The Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Winner Next! Jack Doesn’t Take Much From DeGale’s Tough Fight with Medina Joshua's Fight Will Land on Showtime - Price, Jennings or Molina Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Could Air on CBS in Prime Time George Foreman: Joshua Could Be Become an All-Time Great Andy Lee Wants Tough Fight, Gennady Golovkin Showdown Carl Frampton: I'll Beat Leo Santa Cruz Even More Convincingly! Jack: DeGale is Very Tough, I’ll Win and Be Best at 168 Arthur Abraham Out Of Martin Murray Rematch In Monte Carlo Craig Cunningham Heading To 154 After Shocker Over Ogogo Photos: Juanma Grinds Hard For Wilfredo Vazquez Grudge Fight Denis Shafikov vs. Richard Commey Set, Heading To Russia Broner vs. Granados on Feb. 11, Thurman vs. Garcia on March 4 Badou Jack vs. James DeGale Unification Set For January 14 Hosea Burton vs. Frank Buglioni Lands on Anthony Joshua Card Claressa Shields Pro Debut Finalized For Kovalev vs. Ward PPV Payano Eyes December Return in Quest For Second Title Reign Jason Sosa Embraces Smith Defense, Eyes Three Fights in 2017 Arum Apologizes To King For Post-Presidential Debate Vegas Spat Felix Verdejo is Very Eager To Get His Hands on Terry Flanagan Bob Arum on The Possibility of Miguel Cotto vs. Timothy Bradley Abel Sanchez: Ponamarev Likely Back on Lomachenko vs. Walters Bryant Jennings Ready To Step In, Face Anthony Joshua on 12/10 Dereck Chisora: Dillian Whyte is Nothing - I Will Stop Him! Vernon Forrest - Third Man Has Been Convicted in His Murder Pacquiao Feels Brunt of Long Flight, Takes Off From Training Marquez: If Canelo Trades With Golovkin - He's Committing Suicide! Lucas Browne Finds Himself in Limbo After Klitschko's Injury Andre Ward Aims To Set The Record Straight With Sergey Kovalev Video: Joe Smith Jr. Very Pumped To Face Bernard Hopkins Haye Explains Why Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina is Next - Not Price Marrero vs. Zambrano Talks Progress As Purse Bid Looms Klitschko's Manager Says Unfinished Contract Led To 2017 Jump Video: Oscar De La Hoya on Schaefer's Return, Hopkins, More

Latest Active Forum Threads