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