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Froch Invites Ward to the UK!

The pressure is now really on for Carl Froch.

Having vacated his IBF title, he Nottingham fighter was left with just the WBA belt to his name.

Currently out injured, Froch has learned that he has been ordered to defend the belt, by the WBA, against Andre Ward and that the fight needs to place inside the next 90 days.

Therefore, it would seem that any plans to take on Julio Cesar Chavez Junior, in Las Vegas, are on hold unless Froch wants to vacate the WBA belt as well as the IBF one.

Froch has met Ward before, back in the Super Six tournament in 2011 and was soundly beaten by the American.

However, reading between the lines, it appears that Froch is more than willing to meet Ward again with the Nottingham fighter remarking,

“I fought him [Andre Ward] in the US.

“Now it’s only right that he comes over here. To be a truly great champion you have to box overseas. Ward needs to be forced to travel out of his comfort zone. I dare him. He will discover that I’m a very different animal here than I was that night on the Boardwalk.”


With the WBA imposing the reference time limit for the bout, things could have played into Froch’s hands, Ward has been inactive since December 2013 and will struggle to fit in any warm-up fight to shake off any ring rust.

Continuing, Froch re-iterated that he would not be giving up his WBA title like he gave up his IBF belt, explaining,

“I vacated the IBF title so as not to delay James DeGale from getting his chance any longer. But I’m not giving up the WBA title. No way.”

So it would seem that if Ward wants to take on Froch then the UK looks the most likely destination, or then again could his bout be the Las Vegas swansong Froch craves?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 3 2015

Time: 3:41PM

 

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