By Edward Chaykovsky
IBF/WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion Carl Froch sees no good reason to face Andre Ward, who holds the WBA's super title at 168, in a Las Vegas rematch. After drawing 80,000 fans to Wembley Stadium for his rematch win over George Groves, Froch wants to have a major fight in Las Vegas.
Ward holds a twelve round decision win over Froch from December 2011. But Froch views Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as by far the more lucrative opportunity. Ward is not even being considered for Froch's next fight. If the Nottingham boxer is unable to get Chavez, then he will face either Mikkel Kessler in a trilogy bout or make a mandatory defense against James DeGale.
"The reason that Andre Ward is never chucked in the mix is because the American TV broadcasters aren't really excited about him. He's going through a big promotional dispute at the minute. He's a very, very good fighter and he beat me fair and square, he outpointed me. But he's messy, he's up close, he's awkward. He really is a bit of a spoiler. He's not somebody I'd be excited about getting in the ring with," Froch told Sky Sports News.
"I think that's a good name, Chavez Jr. He's big among the Americans, the Latin Americans and Mexicans especially because of what his father did before him. That's a massive fight the American broadcaster HBO would want to show. I know Sky would definitely be involved so that would be a fight of some serious magnitude.
"It would be lucrative but on top of that it would be two top names, two top fighters that leave it all in the ring in Las Vegas which is the fight capital of the world. For me that would really get my appetite going and get me motivated. At this stage of my career that's what I need motivation."