Froch dismissive of Groves’ future, not interested in new path for the ‘Saint’.
Carl Froch insists that he is still hopeful of setting up a clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas later this year, but admits he could fight James DeGale next.
The 37-year-old has taken time away from the ring since his emphatic knock-out win over George Groves in their rematch on May 31st, but he returned in Liverpool on Saturday night to look on as Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly set up another mouth-watering domestic clash.
Meanwhile, Froch has made no secret of his desire to fight in Vegas, but with DeGale as a mandatory challenger for his IBF title, he is obliged to fight him before February 25 or he could be forced to vacate the belt.
DeGale is adamant that Froch will not be able to fight Chavez Jr. in November and then make a quick turnaround to face him early next year, and so he continues to put the pressure on the veteran to take the fight with him as he believes he has too much pride to simply leave the belt behind.
Although it wouldn’t have the same appeal and draw as the Froch-Groves rematch, given that the pair are seemingly on good terms and have shown respect to one another, it is arguably the next biggest fight available for Froch to take.
It remains to be seen whether or not the bout takes place later this year or early next year, but what is certain is that Froch is completely disinterested in what old rival Groves is now doing and is looking forward to making a return to the ring at some stage in the coming months.