Froch Targets Summer Return

January 19 2015

Injury prevents Chavez spring clash

Carl Froch is aiming to return to the ring in the summer after picking up an elbow injury in his return to training.

Froch’s team have been in deep talks with Julio Cesar Chavez’s camp about a potential clash in the spring in Las Vegas following his stunning win over George Groves at Wembley Stadium in the summer to retain his IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight titles, the injury has forced The Cobra to adjust his sights to another blockbuster summer bout.

“I’m disappointed to have to let this opportunity go but at this stage in my career I have to make every fight count,” said Froch. “I will get some treatment and then we will look to make this fight or another big fight in the early summer.”

“We have been deep in negotiations for some time and we were almost ready to go,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Carl has gone into fights before not 100 per cent fit and paid the price and he has made the right decision to hang fire. We will have a meeting early next week and plan out 2015. I’m confident we will see him back in the ring this summer.”

Froch will make a further announcement on his IBF and WBA titles next week.