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WBA/IBF Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO) may indeed take on former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KO) on March 28th in Las Vegas.

According to Niall Hickman of The Daily Express, a deal is close to being struck as Froch's promoter, Eddie Hearn, and Chavez adviser Al Haymon are in talks.

Carl Froch scored a dramatic eighth round knockout in his last bout in front of over 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London. Froch has hinted at retirement unless he gets a big money fight in Las Vegas.

Chavez Jr has not been seen in the ring in over nine months. He still has considerably name value and a bout with Froch would certainly bring in the bucks at the box office.

"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," Froch told Sky Sports News last January.

"Going over to America to fight in Las Vegas is something that all British pros with big aspirations to do big things in boxing (want to do)."

Stylistically, this is all wrong for Chavez Jr. Froch is a versatile boxer/puncher with a steel chin. This is a white-wash for the "Cobra" but that is if the fight gets made as they have been talking about this for over a year and a half now.



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