Nottingham boxing champion Carl Froch has told ITV News that he'd consider retiring if a special bout is not in the pipeline.
In an exclusive interview with ITV Central reporter Steve Clamp, the four time world champion said that that he is close to confirming a Las Vegas fight with Mexican middleweight Julio Chavez Junior.
Watch the full interview here:
Froch will be awarded the freedom of his home city at a ceremony tomorrow evening.
Carl Froch has told ITV News exclusively that he is near to confirming he will fight in Las Vegas against Mexican boxer Julio Chavez Jnr.
He told us:
I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon.
"I've said before if I can't fight in Vegas I'll probably call it a day, it has to be big, and Chavez Jnr is that man, and I have had a good chat with my promoter this morning and we are making good progress with that fight and hopefully we'll have an announcement soon."
Nottingham's Carl Froch has been awarded Boxer of the Year at the British Boxing Board of Control awards for a record fourth time.
Earlier this week, The Cobra, as he is known in the boxing world, was awarded Nottingham's Freeman of the City.
His first fight against George Groves also won fight of the year.
Nottingham Boxer Carl Froch has raised £100 for a cause close to home after appearing on ITV's Tipping Point: Lucky Stars gameshow.
The Nottingham boxing donated his winnings to Nottingham Hospitals Charity for the major upgrade that is currently underway on the cancer and neuroscience wards at Nottingham Children's Hospital. The whole project will cost around £500,000.
The boxer struggled with questions on UKIP and Italian cooking on the quiz show.
Carl Froch is supporting Nottingham Children's Hospital when he appears on ITV's Tipping Point: Lucky Stars gameshow tonight.Read the full story ›
World super middleweight champion Carl Froch is stepping out of the ring and onto a pommel horse after signing up to take part in a new gymnastics-based entertainment show.
Tumble, which will air on BBC One on Saturday nights, will see the 36-year-old compete with a number of celebrities across a range of disciplines.
Froch, who beat George Groves in a rematch two weeks ago, will be judged by the Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.
He said: "After a fight of such magnitude it will be great for me to get my body and mind stuck straight into a new discipline.
I am excited to learn these new skills as gymnastics, backflips and somersaults are something that have always impressed me and I have wanted to be able to do."
Car Froch's mum, Carol Weatherbed, has described the weight that has been lifted off her shoulders after her son survived the pressure to knock out George Groves in the biggest post-war fight in British boxing history on Saturday.
Speaking at Wembley Stadium after the fight, she says she is delighted the Froch vs Groves saga is all over and that Carl won:
"I just feel like the whole world has been lifted off my shoulders, I'm so happy, I'm so proud! It's been massive, It's been horrendous - like carl says its been a year of whinging and moaning and trash talking and it's over. I'm glad it's been put to bed!"
Carl Froch's step-father says he thought Carl was like the Terminator when he went toe-to-toe with George Groves at Wembley on Saturday night:
"I said to carl tonight, he was like the Terminator, just looking at him! I've been around him for years and I know when he's switched on and tonight that warrior was coming out and Groves got a different Carl Froch. I've said it all along, I knew he'd bring his game-plan."
Carl Froch's friend and occasional fitness coach, Shaun Davy, says he was 100% happy with his performance and that Groves saw a different 'Cobra' in this fight compared to the first:
"I was pleased 100% tonight! Obviously, Carl was in fantastic shape and we knew what he was capable of, but that one punch, you could see it coming to be fair! Groves was good, he was faster, but carl was so strong. He was on it tonight, 100% focussed and that's really what I expected from him."
Carl Froch's partner, Rachael Cordingly, has described how pleased she is that her man won his domestic world title fight with George Groves on Saturday night.
She says she is pleased to have Carl back after he spent much of the last few months away at his training camp:
"I can't put it into words, but I'm so proud I could cry! I'm so proud of him, I'm so happy...
...You know they're all pretty big - every fight that I go to watch - they're all pretty big - but that one I know meant so much to him so I couldn't be prouder. I haven't seen him for three months so I cant wait to have him back!"