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Froch-Oosthuizen Reportedly Close as Talks Continue

According to multiple UK sources, negotiations are reportedly close to being finalized for Carl Froch to defend his IBF super middleweight title against IBO king Tommy Oosthuizen in America. The unbeaten 24-year-old is a rising star in the 168lb division although would be seen as an easy option for Froch following a succession of title fights against the very best.

Froch, who has already lined up rematches with Lucien Bute and Mikkel Kessler in 2013, has been approached by Oosthuizen's promoters with view to taking up a voluntary defense later this year.

An October return seems likely for the Nottingham bomber, who looks set to go on the road again following his sensational homecoming fight against Bute in May.

But South African Oosthuizen will be no pushover. The 6ft 4in 24-year-old has 20 wins and a draw on his resume and defended his IBO strap on Friday, winning a unanimous decision against Rowland Bryant in New York.

Other possible opponents thought to be in the mix included Kelly Pavlik, although efforts to bring the American to the UK appear to have foundered.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ223 on 08-08-2012

[B]Would rather see Bika..... But no complaints[/B]

Comment by Weebler I on 08-07-2012

easy option? he didn't have any other option.

Comment by codey on 08-07-2012

I think this would be a great battle. Oosthuizen is slick! i see a promising future in boxing for him. he's no cake walk, Froch would have to dig deep to walk away with the W :boxing:

Comment by Light_Speed on 08-07-2012

Oosthuizen will give Froch fits in a losing effort.

Comment by Jack Napier on 08-07-2012

never seen this guy assuming he's an action fighter though can't see Froch selecting a dull opponent wondering what his chin and stamina are like

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