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Froch: I won't fight DeGale, even if he wins world title

Carl Froch is summarily dismissing any notion of a DeGale fight, with or without a world title on the line.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Perhaps some thought that DeGale's proclamation of battering Carl Froch in a potential fight was an attempt to bait Froch into taking the fight. Well now we can take the word "potential" right out of the equation because it's not going to happen. Carl Froch tells Sky Sports that he won't fight James DeGale, even if DeGale win's the IBF world title this weekend.

"I'll be flipping a coin to see if I am going to fight again but to be totally honest, the DeGale fight doesn't do anything for me," said Froch.

"I can't get motivated to fight him. It's not an exciting fight for me. That's in no way disrespectful to DeGale because if he beats Dirrell - which is a tough task - he's done well.

Froch was interested in pursuing a Chavez Jr. fight in Las Vegas, but that idea went by the wayside after Chavez Jr. lost to Andrzej Fonfara last month. The Chavez Jr. bout was an intriguing option for Froch mostly because it appeared to be an easy match-up for him that would have also included a hefty payday. But with that off the table, there aren't many compelling options left for Froch.

"I would still like to fight in Las Vegas as I said before, but I am not even that fussed about that now," Froch said.

It appears on all fronts that Froch is likely to call it a career.

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