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Hearn Doubts Froch-Chavez, Froch-DeGale Possible

By Edward Chaykovksy

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is still unsure as to who IBF/WBA 'regular' super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24KOs) will face in the fall. After drawing 80,000 fans for his eight round TKO over George Groves in May, Froch is looking for the biggest fight possible.

Hearn has reached out to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum to make a fight between Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., but the Mexican boxer is having promotional issues with Top Rank.

The more likely option is unbeaten James DeGale (19-1, 13KOs), who is Froch's IBF mandatory. Froch has to face DeGale by February of next year. In the event it won't be DeGale, Hearn already set aside a tentative date of October 11th at the O2 Arena.

"I sat down with James DeGale last week and I am confident he will fight Carl Froch sooner or later. The question at the moment is when. As you know, he is the mandatory for Carl’s IBF super-middleweight world title and Carl must fight him by the end of February," Hearn stated in The Daily Mail.

"Carl’s preferred option is Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in Las Vegas in November or December, but I don’t think that is going to happen. I have had exploratory conversations with Bob Arum who would like the fight to happen in October so we will see how that plays out. That leaves DeGale and Mikkel Kessler as the realistic options for the end of 2014."

"If a fight with Froch doesn’t happen this winter, I will look to get James DeGale a big fight at the O2 Arena on October 11 but all roads lead to Carl Froch."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by big_james10 on 07-10-2014

The key to the Chavez/Froch fight will be if Chavez agrees to sign an extension with Top Rank. I hope he doesn't, which means we could still see the fight a year from now if Froch doesn't retire first.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=ChampBox@PR;14743014]No he didnt, and he looked boring losing to Groves. The Cobra puts a beating on DeGay[/QUOTE] Most observers had DeGale winning and the only reason the fight was boring was because Groves was running all night.

Comment by ChampBox@PR on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14742760]DeGale is undefeated. Everyone knows he beat Groves.[/QUOTE] No he didnt, and he looked boring losing to Groves. The Cobra puts a beating on DeGay

Comment by ChampBox@PR on 07-10-2014

I agree with most on this thread, nothing but in house fighting. Degale ear his shot, but Froch can fight Chavez first and then Degale. We know Ward coward"s ass wont go to England.

Comment by denium on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=springfiels;14742628]I heard that TR have cooled on Froch-Chavez Jr coz the interest isn't as high as they'd like if they're to do it as a PPV in the States and Matchroom/Sky (more or less the same company nowadays) know numbers…

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