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Carl Froch: Fight with James DeGale would be 'huge' for UK audience

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Carl Froch is sounding more open to a fight with James DeGale, saying it could be a huge fight in the United Kingdom.

Paul Thomas

Carl Froch appears to be warming to the idea of a fight with IBF mandatory challenger James DeGale, as the two Matchroom Boxing fighters could make for a big domestic fight in the United Kingdom, according to Froch:

"Any contest between me and him would be huge, for the British audience in particular. It would be a domestic fight between a legend of the sport and an Olympic champion. He wants to be the first British gold medallist to go on and win a world title and a fight between us would create plenty of interest."

Froch (33-2, 24 KO) is coming off of a big knockout win over George Groves in their May 31 rematch, which brought about 80,000 fans to Wembley Stadium and was a major sporting event in the United Kingdom, and also garnered pretty notable U.S. interest, too. With Andre Ward inactive, Froch stands as the world's top super middleweight at the moment, and DeGale (19-1, 13 KO) has emerged as a top contender.

The 28-year-old DeGale has bounced around promotionally in his career, going from Frank Warren to Mick Hennessy to Eddie Hearn. He's won nine straight fights since a grudge match loss to Groves in 2011.