Live updates

Froch close to confirming Vegas fight with Chavez Jr

Carl Froch has revealed that negotiations over his dream showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas are nearing completion.

Carl Froch says he is close to confirming a dream fight with Chavez Jr Credit: PA

WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion Froch, from Nottingham, exclusively revealed to ITV News Central last October that he was near to confirming a Vegas fight with Chavez Jr.

He has sought a meeting with the Mexican since stopping George Groves for the first time in November 2013 and is now confident that promoter Eddie Hearn will deliver the fight.

"Dare I say it, but we're nearly there with the Chavez fight in Las Vegas which we've long talked about," Froch told Sky Sports News.

"After knocking out Groves I was instantly talking about the Chavez fight happening. It's nearly there and I'm very optimistic that Eddie Hearn will be making an announcement very soon."


Carl Froch may quit if special fight not in the pipeline

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.

Froch near to confirming Vegas fight with Chavez Jnr

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.

– Carl Froch
Nottingham boxer Carl Froch Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"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."

Carl Froch wins boxer of the year at the BBBoC

Nottingham's Carl Froch has been awarded Boxer of the Year at the British Boxing Board of Control awards for a record fourth time.

Carl Froch (left) in action against George Groves Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Carl Froch donates quiz show winnings to charity

Nottingham Boxer Carl Froch with Samantha Janus and Jonathan Ross on Tipping Point Credit: ITV Studios

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.


Froch to swap the ring for gymnastics

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.

Carl Froch is taking part in a new TV show Credit: PA Wire

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."

'It's over! I'm glad it's been put to bed' says Froch's mum

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!"

'He was like the Terminator' says Cobra's step-dad

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."

Load more updates