By James Slater
WBA and IBF super-middleweight champ Carl Froch was a live studio guest on Sky Sports News earlier today, talking about his next fight. Under fierce pressure from George Groves to grant him a rematch – with many fans also asking for a second slice of the action that ended prematurely back in November – Froch says he is not all that interested in “going over old ground and beating George Groves again.”
Froch said that should he fight twice this year, as he usually does, he will look at facing Groves and Julio Chavez Jr but, “not in that order.”
Froch said that as he understands it, a fight with Chavez Jr is almost a done deal for his next fight, and that this fight and the opportunity to box in Las Vegas motivates him far more than does a rematch with Groves. However, Froch added how it “would be nice to silence him [Groves] as he has done a lot of whingeing and whining.”
Froch said the Groves rematch and it being made or not is up to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
As for Chavez Jr, he must first get past the tough and always dangerous Bryan Vera, who the Mexican Son of a Legend will face in a rematch of his own on March 1st. Could it be Froch-Chavez Jr after that?