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Froch v Groves II: Carl Froch suggests he will fight on in pursuit of Las Vegas dream

Last Updated: 02/06/14 10:11am

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Carl Froch has suggested he will fight on in the hope of achieving his dream of fighting in Las Vegas.

Immediately after beating George Groves to retain his WBA and IBF world titles in front of 80,000 people at Wembley, Froch said he was unsure what the future held.

The 36-year-old is concerned there is no better way to end his career than with the devastating right-hand that knocked out the challenger in the eighth round of a night dubbed the biggest in British boxing history.

But the morning after, Froch told Sky Sports News he is tempted by the idea of more big fights and insisted he still has what it takes.

"The answer to those who doubted my age came last night. I've still got it," he said.

"I still enjoy the fight game. I enjoy the training, putting my body through the hard work, and being away from home for two or three months doing what I love.

A young 36

"I'm a very young 36 and I'm not going to be able to do it for the rest of my life. There's some steam left in this old train and a couple of big fights still out there for me if they're available.

"But at the minute, all I will say is that I'm going to have a long hard think. I'm going to have a summer with my family, then I'll have a conversation with Rachael, my mum and brothers, and then I'll sit down with Rob and Eddie Hearn and see what the options are.

"If I do fight again, which I dare say I probably will, it will be somewhere like Las Vegas because that's one thing I've not done in my career. Every fighter would like to tick that box. It's the fight capital of the world.

"All the greats have boxed there and for me not to have done so, with all the things I've done, would be a crying shame."

A possible match in Vegas against former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has been touted by Froch's trainer Rob McCracken.

Book Froch v Groves II: Unfinished Business 3-hour repeat showing on Sunday, at 9.00am, 2.00pm and 7.00pm, online at skysports.com/frochgroves2, via your remote or by calling 08442 410888.

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