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Froch makes announcement concerning next opponent

Carl Froch watches on as the referee calls time on his bout with George Groves... Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight champion, Carl Froch, has released a statement concerning his next opponent:

There has been plenty of speculation over the last few weeks regarding my future. As it stands we are looking closely at two options George Groves and Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr. Yesterday, we made a seven figure offer to George Groves for a second fight that would have seen him earn around double that of the first. Disappointingly, George rejected this offer so we are continuing our talks with Top Rank and HBO regarding Chavez Jnr. I understand the demand for the Groves fight in the UK, but also the demand in the US for the Chavez fight. Talks are ongoing and no doubt some further news will break soon. I’m happy to fight anyone, as I have done throughout my entire career.

– Carl Froch

There has been much speculation over who the Cobra's next opponent will be, following his controversial victory against domestic rival, George Groves.

Many onlookers felt the fight was unfairly called off, with 'The Saint' as he is known, courting much media attention in the wake of his defeat.

The news that he has allegedly rejected the opportunity for a rematch will come as a surprise to some then and will no doubt cause further debate.