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Carl Froch wants Julio Cesar Chavez Jr next, but is open to George Groves rematch

Carl Froch says he's ready to rematch George Groves if that's the fight to make, but he's more interested in a trip to Las Vegas to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Carl Froch tells Sky Sports that while he's open to a rematch with George Groves if it's the right fight, he's more interested in going to Las Vegas to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a potential HBO pay-per-view fight.

"The fight with Chavez Jr is one of the five options that I do have and that's a fight that I can get motivated for, a fight that excites me," Froch told Sky Sports News.

"Going over to America to fight in Las Vegas is something that all British pros with big aspirations to do big things in boxing (want to do).

"To be on a pay-per-view channel in America - very, very few British fighters have done that.

"So as an option for me, that is a realistic option and one that I'm very, very seriously considering. In fact, we're closer to that happening than the George Groves fight.

"I will happily fight George Groves again, I'm happy to give him a return provided it makes sense and it's realistic. It's down to Eddie Hearn, my promoter, to make it happen and it's down to George Groves to be realistic."

It's hard to blame Froch (32-2, 23 KO) for wanting to do something different, and for wanting to chase an American pay-per-view fight and its payday at age 36. Much of this will come down to whether or not Chavez comfortably makes 168 pounds for his March rematch with Bryan Vera -- and if he can actually win that fight, which is far from a guarantee if all things are fair.

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