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Options open for Froch: Chavez Jr or Bika in Las Vegas

Phil Jay 01/06/2014

Carl Froch can sit back and relax on the back of his most eye-catching performance to date, knowing full well that he is in a position to negotiate almost any fight he wishes following his win over George Groves at Wembley.

At 36, time is running out for Froch to fulfil his dream of fighting in Las Vegas, but with talks taking place over a clash against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Stateside prior to the Groves fight, promoter Eddie Hearn is already covering his bases.

Throw WBC title holder Sakio Bika into the mix for what would be a three-belt unification and Froch could basically pick and choose whom he wants to face – and in which city any subsequent bout takes place.

Either Chavez or Bika would certainly get the green light from HBO in the cold light of day, although you’d have to favour the Mexican to get the nod due to his close ties with Bob Arum, Zanfer and Top Rank Promotions.

Bika made his presence felt in London as Froch was in the process of ending his six-month saga with Groves, even giving his title to the Briton at the post-fight presser as a gesture of his challenge.

It’s a great position for Matchroom and Froch to be in considering ‘The Cobra’ was set to retire if he lost to his British rival on Saturday night, and after a well deserved break with his family, tongues will start wagging again on what’s next for the world-class champion.

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