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 Last update:  8/23/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Froch-DeGale Eyed For February, Chavez Unlikely
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is distancing his fighter, IBF/WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24KOs), from a potential clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Hearn had several discussions with Top Rank regarding the fight but they continue to have issues between Chavez, who believes he's a free agent and refuses to agree to any fight unless all of the promotional terms are satisfactory.

While the Top Rank/Chavez dispute plays out, Hearn is setting his sights on putting Froch in the ring against mandatory challenger and Olympic gold medal winner James DeGale (19-1, 13KOs).

"Carl Froch against Julio Cesar Chavez in Las Vegas now looks unlikely and we are looking for Carl to defend his WBA and IBF titles in London, probably the O2 Arena, against James DeGale in February," Hearn told Gareth Davies of The Telegraph.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Carl Froch , James DeGale , Chavez-Froch , Chavez vs. Froch


 

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comment by Greed., on 08-25-2014
[QUOTE=gmc_rfc_06]I think Groves has better hand and foot speed, also a much better puncher. DeGale's fondness for laying on the ropes is going to be an issue for him in this one, I believe he'll get stopped in that very position.[/QUOTE] DeGale would have to employ similar tactics to what ...

comment by MDPopescu, on 08-25-2014
[QUOTE=Box-Office]The bolded part shall echo in the near future. James Degale is very skilled and has sweet counter punching. Especially with Frochy who gets quite reckless at times. This will play in to Degale's hands who also happen to fight well off of the ropes where Carl likes to trap peo...

comment by cameltoe, on 08-25-2014
[QUOTE=Skorpion]Lean towards Froch and hope he does it, but as a fan this has 'disaster' written all over it. He wont be able to get up for this fight, it is at London O2 which is DeGale's backyard and it is a massive step down from Wembley. Hearn has not delivered for Carl - he deserves a big Am...

comment by sunnysideup714, on 08-24-2014
[QUOTE=ukalltheway]By the way Chavez would have got smashed up badly against a beast like froch There's no way he could bully the bully froch , fokers relentleless :boxing:[/QUOTE] No matter what Chavez shows up, Froch would not "smash" him. I'm not saying he wouldn't win the fight, but if...

comment by -Kev-, on 08-24-2014
And I doubt Chavez Jr-Golovkin actually sells 600k PPV, when the more popular fight, Martinez vs Chavez Jr sold 500k, and nobody knows who Golovkin is enough to pay $65 to watch him fight.

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