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IBF Belt to be Vacated by Froch?

Following their respective triumphs on Saturday night, all the talk is of when Carl Froch will climb into the ring with another Brit eager to rip the world title from his grasp, James DeGale.

DeGale confirmed his status as the mandatory challenger for the IBF super-middleweight belt with a crushing four round win over the previously unbeaten American, Brandon Conzales.

However, everything may not be as clear-cut as first thought with it being suggested that Froch wants a bigger fight than DeGale can provide and is talking of a possible date, with his name up in lights, in Las Vegas.

To get that to happen it is being suggested that Froch may vacate his IBF title, side-stepping DeGale and going on to defend just his WBA belt in the American desert in a possible showdown with Julio Chavez Junior.

Talking about just such subject, his promoter Eddie Hearn has remarked,

“Froch could vacate the IBF title and James could go another route, another shot could come up. It’s up to me to carve that out.”

“A possible scenario is James DeGale against George Groves.”

“You wouldn’t need to sell that, would you? You’ve got the rivalry from their days as amateurs and the history of the bout at the O2 Arena which George won in controversial circumstances.”


Indeed he did with the core-cards reading 115-115, 115-114 and 115-114. There’s no doubt that the public will buy into the fight and that James DeGale would be up to get revenge for the one blemish on his record, but will George Groves be able to walk straight into a third world title fight on the bounce?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 2 2014

Time: 11:52AM

 

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