BBC Sport boxing

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 13:27 GMT, Saturday, 28 June 2008 14:27 UK

Froch targets Taylor title fight

Carl Froch
Froch believes he is on the verge of a world title

Carl Froch could be in line to fight Jermain Taylor later this year for the WBC super-middleweight title.

The WBC have told promoters for the two boxers to begin negotiations, but the match-up is by no means certain.

Nottingham's Froch was named earlier this year as the mandatory challenger for Joe Calzaghe's WBC belt, but the Welshman is expected to give it up.

Froch, 30, said: "I just hope Taylor shows a real fighting heart and goes through with this fight."

The unbeaten British champion, who has stopped 19 of his 23 opponents, fears American Taylor - the former middleweight champion - may opt for an easier payday.


"I've heard he was talking about fighting Jeff Lacy next but that fight is a mismatch in my opinion.

"I would knock Lacy out in a round or two and it's an easy fight for Taylor, so I just hope Jermain doesn't squirm out of this situation with me.

"I heard [promoter] Lou DiBella has said 'who is Carl Froch to American television', but he will know who I am when his fighter is laying horizontal in front of him."

Froch's promoter Mick Hennessy added: "I've been speaking with Lou DiBella for a while now and I just hope they don't start opting for easier fights for Jermain. This could be a massive fight."

see also

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.