Carl Froch has intrigued Unibet boxing betting fans by revealing he may yet decide to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr rather than George Groves in his next fight. Froch controversially defended his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles against Groves in November, getting up from a first round knockdown to stop his young rival in the ninth round.
While referee Howard Foster was widely criticised for what was seen as a premature stoppage with Groves leading on the cards, Froch has always maintained he was closing in on what would have been a comprehensive finish and that the fight was right to be stopped.
While Groves has been extremely vocal about an immediate rematch, a view shared by the majority of the British boxing public, Froch has admitted he is weighing up his options, with a possible Las Vegas payday against Chavez Jr a tempting possibility.
Froch has always insisted he would be “happy” to face Groves again, but insists he would prefer to test himself against former WBC middleweight champion Chavez Jr in Las Vegas.
“The fight with Chavez Jr is one of the five options that I do have and that’s a fight that I can get motivated for, a fight that excites me. Going over to America to fight in Las Vegas is something that all British pros want to do.”
“So as an option for me, that is a realistic option and one that I’m very, very seriously considering. In fact, we’re closer to that happening than the George Groves fight.
Should Froch chose to fight Chavez Jr rather than Groves, there is no doubt many people will accuse the Nottingham fighter of avoiding his young rival after being pushed so close in the first fight. But after what Froch has achieved in his career, the 36-year old can be forgiven for wanting to experience a huge Las Vegas fight night before he retires.