18th May 2011

WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch is in training for his world title defence and the Super Six semi final against Glen Johnson in Atlantic City on June 4th, but will have his eye on this weekends big ‘This is it’ boxing show at the 02 Arena, when Nathan Cleverly fights Jurgen Braehmer for the WBO world light-heavyweight title and James DeGale and George Groves contest the British and commonwealth super-middleweight belts.

Froch who cant pick a winner in the DeGale v Groves fight, but says that he sees himself facing one of his British compatriots within the next 18 months, when he plans his UK home coming after his next two fights in America and thinks that a big domestic showdown with the winner would be a big fight for him.

“It’s a 50-50 fight for me, DeGales got the far superior technical ability, he’s very skillful he’s Olympic gold medalist through his boxing ability. I watched the final (Olympic) against the Cuban and I was very impressed and in the fights he has had, he’s looked very impressive.” Froch told SkySports.


“We know that George Groves has got plenty of bottle and plenty of heart, because Kenny Anderson (Groves’ last opponent) is a fantastic fighter and someone I’ve been sparring with and he put Groves in some serious deep water. But he managed to swim his way out of that and pull through for a victory, which was a great win for Groves and that sets him up nicely for going in against DeGale.”

“Over the course of the next year or eighteen months or so, I’m still going to be fighting and there big fights for me domestic fights that are world level fights, so you cant rule them out.

“Depending how results go with DeGale Groves this weekend, it could map something out for my future home coming.” added Froch.