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WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has hinted that the thought of retirement is a tempting one at this stage of his career.
The 37-year-old was forced to pull out of negotiations over a fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr yesterday after he suffered an elbow injury in training.
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that Froch has gone into previous fights with an injury and has paid the price, and so there was no need to risk it at this stage while also suggesting that a summer return is a possibility.
However, Froch has again clouded the waters with his latest comments which suggest that he may well be considering retirement again.
“It’s no secret that I’m nearing the end of my career and I may or may not fight again,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.
“I was actually thinking to myself, you know, what if they stayed hung up and I never boxed again? It’s quite a nice thought if I’m totally honest.
“I’ve got two wonderful children, very young, and being at home spending time with them is good – and I think ‘am I still this fighting machine?'”
Nevertheless, the ‘Cobra’ contradicted himself in the same interview by suggesting that he was sure that when he got back in the gym and really started “pounding the bag” that he would be back to his old fighting self.
While Chavez has now announced his next fight in April, Froch will have to wait to discover who he can now face in the summer if he does decide to return to the ring but he will likely continue to push for his dream bout in Las Vegas.
He will now be forced to vacate his IBF title after failing to agree terms with James DeGale, and the injury will now prevent him from taking on his domestic rival in the immediate future.
It is expected that DeGale will face the next contender in the IBF rankings with Andre Dirrell leading the way while Gilberto Ramirez has reportedly intimated to the DeGale camp that he doesn’t feel ready for that fight, according to DeGale’s adviser Ambrose Mendy.