By Scott Gilfoid: It looks like IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) is stuck between a rock and a hard place in terms of having to make a decision about his IBF strap. The International Boxing Federation ordered him to defend his title against his mandatory challenger George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s), and unless Froch does that he’ll likely be stripped of the IBF strap.
Froch already maneuvered around the previous IBF mandatory Adonis Stevenson to take a second fight against Mikkel Kessler, but now Froch is going to have to face Groves or give up the IBF strap. Froch says he’ll take the fight with Groves unless another big fight falls into his lap. I think what he’s referring to is a third fight against Kessler. Froch has already said he wants that fight.