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Carl Froch may fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas

Carl Froch knows how to select sparring partners.
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Promoter Bob Arum is interested in making an autumn match between Carl Froch and former WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) knocked George Groves onto Queer Street in the eighth round last weekend to successfully defend the IBF and WBA super middleweight crowns.

The 26-year-old 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.

"I'm feeling unbelievably elated. This is the best moment in my boxing career," said Froch, 36, who is also a past two-time WBC super middleweight king. "This is a legacy fight. My legacy was at stake. I didn't want to finish my career and be remembered in the biggest fight in British history as being the loser. If you prepare correctly you get the results, and that's what I did."

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 clash between Chavez Jr. and Froch would be intriguing.

“Carl vs. Julio would be big in Vegas and definitely a pay-per-view event on HBO television,” said Arum, 82, whose contract with Chavez is valid until October 2015.

In a seesaw affair that “would be big in Vegas and definitely a pay-per-view event on HBO television,” Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. should throw fists this autumn in Sin City.