Have we been through this before? I feel like I’ve been reporting that Chavez-Froch is close for Las Vegas for the last few weeks. Then when we interviewed Bob Arum, he basically told our Joe Habeeb that there is no Chavez-Froch fight without Top Rank being involved.
But Carl Froch recently told Sky Sports that the deal is nearly done for a showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in March.
“Dare I say it, but we’re nearly there with the Chavez fight in Las Vegas which we’ve long talked about,” Froch told Sky Sports News. “After knocking out Groves I was instantly talking about the Chavez fight happening. It’s nearly there and I’m very optimistic that Eddie Hearn will be making an announcement very soon.”
Should Froch fight Chavez he may have to vacate his IBF World title because he has a mandatory due with James Degale. But with Chavez, the financial benefit is much more and Froch has always wanted his big Vegas fight. Now what will Bob Arum think of this news?