Trainer Robert McCracken expects Carl Froch to fight again
Trainer Robert McCracken expects Carl Froch to fight again despite the boxer being unsure over his future.
Last Updated: 01/06/14 11:48am
After knocking out George Groves at Wembley on Saturday night to retain his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles, Froch admitted he is unsure over his future.
The 36-year-old is pondering a fight in Las Vegas but said it would be very difficult to surpass a momentous night in front of 80,000 people at his national stadium.
And McCracken, who has trained Froch since he was an amateur, insists the Nottingham-born fighter calls all the shots.
McCracken told Sky Sports: "He's a very, very wealthy man - he doesn't need to box now and it's about Carl Froch, it always has been.
"But he's a four-time world champion and one of the best we've had from these shores, and I'm sure he'll have a look at it and want one or two more.
"Potentially he could fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Vegas. I'll have a chat with him and see where we're going. It's up to us who he fights - we can call the shots."
A possible fight with James DeGale, who beat Brandon Gonzalez on the night, has also been touted by the promoter of both men, Eddie Hearn.
McCracken said: "James boxed very well tonight and he and George Groves are two tremendously talented guys coming through.
"Carl's fought anyone who's anyone in the world over the last six or seven years and they're at different stages of their career. "
Meanwhile Groves' trainer, Paddy Fitzpatrick, wants the 26-year-old to take a break and reassess himself before his next bout.
"I would like to see him take a rest now, re-evaluate things so that when he does move forward it's with a clear path in front of him.
"He has the same bright future he had the day before, why wouldn't he? He got hit with a beautiful right hand, beautifully timed. It's not as if he got beat up.
"It was a great shot but it was the same as Lennox Lewis had against Hasim Rahma, and he came back in the next fight against Rahman and did it.
"It was a split second of complacency and we have to work on these things and polish them off."