Carl Froch Ordered By the IBF to Face James DeGale Next in Mandatory Defense

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    carl-froch-402424While Carl Froch waits in the wings for a possible Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight in Las Vegas, he may have business to handle beforehand.

    The IBF has ordered Froch to begin negotations with his mandatory James DeGale who like Froch is promoted by Eddie Hearn.

    “The letter went out on Dec. 31, 2014,” said Tucker to Ringtv.com. “They have 30 days to negotiate.”

    According to the report if a deal is not reached withing 30 days, the fight will go to purse bid with the minimum bid being $100,000 with Froch getting the better of the 75-25 split.

    Froch on multiple occasions has said that he would prefer to retire if he could not get the Chavez bout in Las Vegas. So if he is to do it now, he may have to do it without the IBF world title.