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Froch would rather quit than fight DeGale

ESPN staff
August 8, 2014
Carl Froch defended his IBF and WBA titles against George Groves © Getty Images

World super-middleweight champion Carl Froch says failure to secure a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas is likely to end his career.

Froch defended his IBF and WBA titles in a rematch against George Groves at Wembley in May and wants to end his time in the ring in America's boxing capital.

But if the Chavez Jr cannot be set up, the idea of him going out against former Olympic champion James DeGale is unappealing.

"If I can't fight in Vegas, I need a serious think about whether I want to finish by fighting DeGale, and beating him," Froch told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"I don't know if I can get motivated to fight him. He's not good enough. If Vegas can't happen I'll seriously consider retiring."

After knocking out Groves, Froch was undecided on whether he would fight again, but he is keen to "tick the final box" in his career, whether it is against Chavez Jr or another boxer in America.

"I want to finish my career in Las Vegas, because it's not something I've done as a professional. I've done all the fighting that I can. I've achieved all I wanted to achieve. Now it's just about ticking a final box," he said.

"To fight there like many of my heroes have before me would be phenomenal. All I want is the glamour side of it. I'm not too fussed about fame.

"There are a couple of other fights out there for me in America so if there are options there I'd rather take that than fight DeGale."

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