News | Nov 12 2014

Eddie Hearn: Do not rule out a Carl Froch-James DeGale showdown

Froch will be watching James DeGale closely as he waits for Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr

CARL FROCH will be ringside as part of the Sky Sports team when domestic super-middleweight rival James DeGale takes on Marco Antonio Rubio on the November 22 Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew undercard in Liverpool. The IBF champion has so far ignored DeGale’s pleas for a shot at the title, of which the Londoner is mandatory contender, instead preferring a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in Las Vegas.

Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn – who had been talking to Froch for an hour before talking to Boxing News – claims that while the Mexican is indeed priority, a Froch-DeGale showdown has not been totally discounted.

“Obviously Al Haymon has signed Chavez,” said Hearn. “But he’s still got unresolved issues with Top Rank. God knows what’s going to happen but everyone tells me they want the fight [with Froch]; broadcasters, fighters, managers, promoters. So, hopefully, eventually, it will get done but Carl is not in a rush to do anything.


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