Froch’s dream fight in Vegas against Chavez Jr. appears unlikely to happen…
WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has seemingly opened the door to a clash with James DeGale in his next fight.
The 37-year-old is currently taking a break from the sport to appear in a TV show, but he has no made secret of his desire to fight in Las Vegas for his next bout.
While talks have taken place to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., it appears as though that they haven’t been particularly successful to date as neither party is close to making an announcement over a future fight.
In turn, that has perhaps left Froch to discuss his options with promoter Eddie Hearn, who also represents DeGale, and it appears as though a title fight between the two could be drawing closer.
“Any contest between me and him would be huge, for the British audience in particular, Froch told the Daily Star.
“It would be a domestic fight between a legend of the sport and an Olympic champion.
“He wants to be the first British gold medallist to go on and win a world title and a fight between us would create plenty of interest.”
Froch has already dismissed the challenge of one domestic rival in George Groves after securing a knockout victory in their rematch at Wembley back in May.
Groves has since regrouped and will now chase WBC champion Anthony Dirrell, leaving DeGale to try and achieve what his fellow Londoner couldn’t, and that is to dethrone Froch.
DeGale has insisted for years that he believes he has the style to beat Froch and he is “all wrong” for him. In a bid to make the fight happen, he has goaded his rival slightly in recent weeks after being respectful for the most part, insisting that he believes the champion is perhaps scared to fight him.
While it remains to be seen what level of interest the fight could attract in comparison to Froch-Groves 2, the British public would undoubtedly love to see that bout along with Kell Brook vs Amir Khan next summer.