CARL FROCH could fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in March. “Everyone seems to want it,” Eddie Hearn, Froch’s promoter, told Boxing News. “Top Rank, [Al] Haymon, Froch, Chavez, broadcasters. I’m more confident now of that fight being made than ever. I think end of March is likely.”
Hearn has met with influential advisor Al Haymon. “It was fascinating. Obviously a very bright guy, he’s got massive ambitions in boxing. Great to hear his plans. Obviously Froch-Chavez was discussed, obviously [Kell] Brook-[Amir] Khan was discussed. Us operating in America was discussed as well. I think we’re going to have a good relationship with him and his fighters. [We’d] rather be an ally of him right now than an enemy. But he’s got a similar kind of ethos. He wants to make the big fights, we’ve done [Jamie] McDonnell against [Tomoki] Kameda with him already, [Ricky] Burns is in negotiations for a big fight with one of his fighters. Stephen Smith’s in negotiations. So there’s going to be a lot of fights being made backwards and forwards. He’s got some interesting time slots particularly with NBC that are at 5pm eastern time. So that gives us the opportunity to do shows here, broadcast it back and vice versa, us promoting shows in America at a decent time and putting them on Sky.”
Jamie McDonnell versus Tomoki Kameda looks set for Las Vegas, an ideal show for Froch-Chavez to headline. “If Froch-Chavez gets made, you’ll see British fighters in big fights on that bill as well,” Hearn said.