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 Last update:  6/1/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Carl Froch: I Would Fight Andre Ward in Las Vegas
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IBF/WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Carl Froch told the BBC that he would be willing to have a rematch with Andre Ward in Las Vegas. Froch had previously stated he would only fight Ward in the UK. But Froch seems to have budged from his position and says he is open to facing Ward in the United States - if the fight lands in a Las Vegas venue. Ward previously won a twelve round unanimous decision over Froch in the final round of the Super Six tournament back in 2011 in Atlantic City.

"If the fight wasn't going to happen and someone said it could happen in Las Vegas then I'd definitely say 'yes, let's do it'," said Froch. "I know it's the United States but let's get it on. Las Vegas is kind of a neutral venue, believe it or not, because it is its own state of Nevada. They have got their own commissioner. I've always wanted to fight in Las Vegas in the glitz and glamour, and have my name up in lights. That is one thing I've not had in my career."

Froch admits that Ward is not his next option at the moment.

"Let's keep [Ward] on ice at the minute because I've got other options," said Froch. "He is still in his rehab with his shoulder  so I can probably get a fight in before Christmas, and then in the spring or summer next year we can have a massive showdown with Ward."

Tags: Carl Froch , Andre Ward , Ward-Froch , Ward vs Froch


 

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comment by alembic, on 06-02-2013
[QUOTE=The Weebler II]I rather suspect this has more to do with Froch wanting the prestige of fighting in Vegas if he can't get the fight in the UK.[/QUOTE]Me too. This is not a winnable fight for Froch so he wants to maximize money and fame. Not sure if Vegas gets him more money because he could...

comment by Weebler I, on 06-02-2013
[QUOTE=Jloro]Can Somone tell me why Froch thinks Jersey is home town but Vegas isn't?[/QUOTE] Froch didn't say AC was hometown. All he said was that Ward should come to fight him in the UK but if he refuses to then Vegas is the most neutral place in the US to stage the fight. Vegas does ha...

comment by Ravens Fan, on 06-02-2013
[QUOTE=Continue1UP]Ward will find an excuse to fight someone else in Oakland.[/QUOTE] You may have had a point if say Ward hadn't already whooped Froch's a$$. But, since he has in fact already whooped his a$$ Ward doesn't need an excuse if he doesn't fight Froch again.

comment by Tazterror, on 06-02-2013
In my opinion it seems that Froch is doing nothing more than simply talking. Everyone knows that whether or not Andre Ward style is boring soooo what!!!! To be the best you have to beat the best period!!! Andre Ward beat Froch already. So how does he call the shots? Froch clearly stated he wanted...

comment by kmas-ski, on 06-02-2013
[QUOTE=Continue1UP]Ward will find an excuse to fight someone else in Oakland.[/QUOTE] You obviously need a tutorial on Geography. New Jersey and Oakland are not the same city. Alantic City is in NJ not Oakland ok chap or do u guys still use mate?

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