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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."