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WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has insisted that he will not be pushed into fighting James DeGale in his next bout.
The Nottingham-born fighter was ringside working for Sky Sports for George Groves’ ring return on Saturday night, with his domestic rival defeating Christopher Rebrasse to become the mandatory challenger for the WBC title.
Froch believes that Groves did the job that was required but while he is naturally confident, he doesn’t believe the Londoner is ready to face Anthony Dirrell in a title fight in his next bout.
After discussing Groves’ performance, attention turned to Froch’s future in the interview with iFL TV, and the 36-year-old was adamant that he would not be forced into taking a fight with DeGale.
Froch believes that the Chavez Jr. fight is still an option, as is a third bout with Mikkel Kessler, and so he is expected to discuss his future with promoter Eddie Hearn in the coming weeks to decide on what he wants to do.
However, the expectation is that he will still fight DeGale given that he will have to vacate his IBF belt if he doesn’t take the fight by February.