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From The Telegraph: Froch leans toward retirement if no Chavez Jr.

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IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch (L) next to his mandatory challenger James DeGale, who he has little interest of fighting. Froch wants a mega-match vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas. Photo by Paul Thomas / Getty Images

IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch (L) next to his mandatory challenger James DeGale, who he has little interest of fighting. Froch wants a mega-match vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas. Photo by Paul Thomas / Getty Images

“The Vegas dream is there, but if it doesn’t happen, I’ll probably retire. Right now, it’s 60/40 that I will retire. Fighters do it all the time. They fight on too long. What’s going to get me out of bed in the morning? What’s going to motivate me? What’s going to make me say, right, let’s do this one more time?

“Financially I’m secure. By May I’ll have been out a year – and the longer it goes, the less likely I’ll ever fight again.”

It is fitting that Carl Froch should choose his favourite Italian cafe just a stone’s throw away from where he was brought up to reveal that he is likely to retire from the ring.
“It’s 60-40 against that I’ll fight again,” says the world champion supermiddleweight, who is still very much a Nottingham boy at heart.

Fuller in the face than in the summer when he defeated George Groves at Wembley Stadium, he tucks into a cream cake and sips coffee and talks freely about how his great wonky nose has earned him a fortune, his chances of winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, his rivalry with Groves, his future, and not least his roots.

Click here to read the rest of Gareth A Davies’ story in The Telegraph.

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