Carl Froch optimistic of imminent Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. announcement

A massive clash between Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be a done deal soon as the Briton and the Mexican continue negotiations for a pay-per-view contest in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to Froch, an agreement for a March clash is ‘nearly there’ following months of painstaking talks and would lead to ‘The Cobra’ fulfilling a lifelong ambition to headline in the world’s boxing capital against one of the biggest names in the sport.

“Dare I say it, but we are nearly there with the Chavez fight in Las Vegas,” Froch told Sky Sports News HQ on Thursday. “Since knocking out (George) Groves, almost instantly I was talking about the Chavez fight happening.

“Like I say, it’s nearly there so I am very optimistic that Eddie Hearn is going to be making an announcement very soon.”

Froch, 37, has only had one thing on his mind in recent weeks as speculation mounted that he may be ready to hang up his gloves, although the Nottingham fighter was giving nothing away when asked about any possible retirement plans.

“This (Chavez Jr) is the fight that takes me to Las Vegas. I have been talking about it since November 2013 so it has dragged on a fair bit. 2014 was a great year, but it is all about finishing my career or dare I say it – maybe not finishing my career,” said Froch.

“But definitely my next fight is in Las Vegas,” he added.

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