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.”