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Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are destined to fight

Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are both thunderous punchers.
Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are both thunderous punchers.
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Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told that Carl Froch and former WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. may clash on January 24 at the MGM in Las Vegas.

“I don’t want to say anything more about anything until we get it done,” said Arum, 82, whose contract with Chavez is valid until October 2015.

The 37-year-old Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) knocked George Groves onto Queer Street in the eighth round on May 31 to successfully defend the IBF and WBA super middleweight crowns.

Groves (19-2, 15 KOs), whose awkward style again gave the Nottingham native fits, consistently outdid Froch with his speed, movement and deft footwork.

Unfortunately for “Saint George,” Froch connected with a savage right hand that quickly ended the contest in the decisive frame.

Comparatively, the 28-year-old Chavez (48-1-1-1, 32 KOs) dominated Bryan Vera to earn a unanimous decision in their March 1 rematch at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Constantly landing overhand rights, Chavez officially trumped Vera (23-8, 14 KOs) by scores of 114-113, 117-110 and 117-110.

Chavez Jr. is notorious for possessing a diligence comparable to Jeffrey Lebowki’s.

Born into wealth, Chavez has been pinched juicing, arrested driving drunk, and suspended for a positive marijuana test over the past four years.

Still, largely because “The Son of the Legend” is blessed with cement fists and a granite chin, a scrap pitting Chavez Jr. against Froch would be intriguing.

In a Sin City affair that boxing fans deserve to see, expect Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to put on a show this winter.

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