Carl Froch has reportedly suffered an elbow injury in training, and a targeted March date in Las Vegas with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has been put on hold for the time being.
"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 Nottingham's Froch.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said that any talk of Froch retiring is being overblown, and that he expects to see Froch in the ring this summer:
"We have been deep in negotiations for some time and we were almost ready to go," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "Carl has gone into fights before not 100% 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."
Froch (33-2, 24 KO) is 37 years old and certainly not getting any younger. He is the top super middleweight in the world with Andre Ward inactive for the time being, but he's hardly been the type that seems to think he can or should fight forever. Froch wants to go out in a blaze of big money glory. A Chavez fight in Las Vegas is probably the biggest money fight he can make, and there is interest on both sides, and I think there's fan interest there, too. It's a good fight with the potential for a lot of action.
The hope now is that we see Froch back in the ring soon. He last fought on May 31, beating George Groves convincingly in a rematch of a controversially stopped 2013 bout. It was Froch's only fight of 2014.