Boxing: IBF and WBA world super middleweight champion Carl Froch delays ring return after training setback
Last Updated: 19/01/15 10:32am
World super middleweight champion Carl Froch has suffered a setback in training, delaying plans of a spring return.
The IBF and WBA world super middleweight champion’s team were in talks over a money-spinning showdown against Julio Cesar Cavez in Las Vegas in the spring.
However, the injury has forced Froch to target a summer comeback following his stunning victory over George Groves at Wembley Stadium lasy May.
“I'm disappointed to have to let this opportunity go but at this stage in my career I have to make every fight count,” said Froch.
The 37-year-old fuelled speculation he could quit the sport at the weekend after posting a picture of a pair of boxing gloves hanging up, however, retirement was not on his mind on Monday.
“I will get some treatment and then we will look to make this fight or another big fight in the early summer.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “We have been deep in negotiations for some time and we were almost ready to go.
“Carl has gone into fights before not 100 per cent fit and paid the price and he has made the right decision to hang fire.
“We will have a meeting early next week and plan out 2015. I'm confident we will see him back in the ring this summer.”