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Carl Froch’s trainer, Rob McCracken, has revealed that his fighter is still hopeful that a bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas can be made.
Despite being ordered by the IBF to start negotiations over a title defence against James DeGale, Froch is still waiting on a Las Vegas date with Chavez Jr. and McCracken believes that progress is being made in talks.
Should Froch decide not to defend his belt against DeGale, he will have to vacate it which in turn would potentially see his domestic rival take on Andre Dirrell for the vacate belt.
“We are still going through the Chavez offer and whether that will happen at the end of March,” he told Sky Sports News. “Nothing has been confirmed yet, but we are in talks about Carl fighting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
“Until we know what is happening there, obviously everything else is secondary.
“Until something is signed you never know. It’s moving in the direction that Carl will fight Chavez shortly, but obviously it’s not been done yet.
“Talks are ongoing and we are positive, and hopeful, that it is going to happen shortly.”
Promoter Bob Arum stated last week that the fight would not happen as he continues to be embroiled in a contractual dispute with Chavez Jr. However, according to McCracken’s comments, it appears that the Froch camp is confident that something can still be sorted out.
McCracken added that Froch will likely have two fights in 2015, and so there is still the potential for a bout against DeGale down the line.
“He’s back in the gym training and is enjoying it. He’s talking about one, possibly two fights, but we will take it one step at a time.
“Whatever motivates him and interests him is ultimately what he will decide to do.
“He will definitely fight again and hopefully it will be against Chavez in a big Vegas fight next,
“James DeGale is the mandatory so that will be looked at as well. We will see where that goes.
“There may be two big fights before the end of the year, but there won’t be any more than two fights that’s for sure.”
Froch has not fought since successfully defending his titles with a stunning knockout victory over bitter rival George Groves at Wembley back in May last year.