WBA and IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch has ruled out an immediate rematch with British rival George Groves to pursue a high profile match up with Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on pay per view in America.
Froch controversially stopped Groves in the ninth round on November 23 and the Londoner has been seeking an immediate rematch ever since.
Whilst Froch is happy to rematch Groves at some point his main aim is a big money showdown with Chavez Jr in Vegas.
"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.
"Going over to America to fight in Las Vegas is something that all British pros with big aspirations.
"To be on a pay-per-view channel in America - very, very few British fighters have done that.
"So as an option for me, that is a realistic option and one that I’m very, very seriously considering. In fact, we’re closer to that happening than the George Groves fight.
Froch added: "I will happily fight George Groves again, I’m happy to give him a return provided it makes sense and it’s realistic. It’s down to Eddie Hearn, my promoter, to make it happen and it’s down to George Groves to be realistic."
Froch initially dismissed facing Groves again but has since changed his mind.
"If I’ve got two fights this year - and I usually do fight twice a year - one of those I think should be George Groves and one should be Chavez Jr,’2 said Froch.
"But probably not in that order, Chavez Jr is the next fight, the big fight that we’re closer to doing.”
January 23, 2014