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Carl Froch: James Degale Is Not A Big Enou...

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Carl Froch: James DeGale is not a big enough name for me to fight

IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has ruled out a fight with fellow Briton James DeGale, claiming he is "not a big enough name".

Instead, the Nottingham fighter has begun talks about a Las Vegas bout with Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 28.
Froch, 37, wants to go to "the fight capital of the world" and said he may retire if the Chavez Jr showdown in Las Vegas could not be arranged.

"There is a strong possibility I will hang my gloves up," he said.

Froch, who beat George Groves in May in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley, will lose his IBF crown if he does not face mandatory challenger DeGale.

Responding to claims from DeGale's promoter Ambrose Mendy that he was running scared, Froch told BBC Radio 5 live's Friday Sports Panel: "DeGale doesn't make any financial or business sense for me, my promoter or the TV broadcasters.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE BBC AT: http://www.bbc.com/s...boxing/29660622
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 18 Oct 2014

To be fair, anybody who claims that Froch is a fighter who runs scared of anybody is seriously deluded.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 18 Oct 2014

froch is now playing the high and mighty card.

fuck him.

degale will have a good career without that arrogant twat.
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 hitman_hatton1, on 18 October 2014 - 07:43 AM, said:

froch is now playing the high and mighty card.

fuck him.

degale will have a good career without that arrogant twat.
when????

He ain't that young himself.

Shoulda stayed with frank,  he would've been a belt holder ages ago.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 18 Oct 2014

 hitman_hatton1, on 18 October 2014 - 07:43 AM, said:

froch is now playing the high and mighty card.

fuck him.

degale will have a good career without that arrogant twat.

I told you before. Carl Froch retiring is the best thing that could happen to Chunky.

Froch would beat him, easy. If Carl retires, Hearn will set up a fight for the vacant title with James against somebody easily beatable.

I'm telling you. DeGale being number one, and Froch out of the picture means Chunky's chances of picking up a belt increase.
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 hitman_hatton1, on 18 October 2014 - 07:43 AM, said:

froch is now playing the high and mighty card.

fuck him.

degale will have a good career without that arrogant twat.

i do wonder if froch recognises the irony behind his comments towards degale and what he now thinks of calzaghe not fighting him before he retired
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 mike john, on 18 October 2014 - 10:01 AM, said:

i do wonder if froch recognises the irony behind his comments towards degale and what he now thinks of calzaghe not fighting him before he retired

I did wonder if somebody would bring that up. He has Calzaghed him, ain't he?

At the end of the day, Froch wasn't a big enough name at the time to fight Calzaghe. Just as now, DeGale isn't a big enough name to fight Froch.

At least Froch's record is less padded than Calzaghe's was.
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 BoxingFan, on 18 October 2014 - 10:37 AM, said:

I did wonder if somebody would bring that up. He has Calzaghed him, ain't he?

At the end of the day, Froch wasn't a big enough name at the time to fight Calzaghe. Just as now, DeGale isn't a big enough name to fight Froch.

At least Froch's record is less padded than Calzaghe's was.

its pretty much the exact same situation, i hope someone calls him on it, id be interested to hear his take/excuses.
biggest difference i see, degale presents some danger for froch ( tho i think carl would win ), but i still think joe would have boxed rings round the cobra
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Scott Harris's Photo Scott Harris 18 Oct 2014

Kessler or Chavez would be Froch's best option.
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 Scott Harris, on 18 October 2014 - 04:38 PM, said:

Kessler or Chavez would be Froch's best option.
i see your a man of few words scott
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