Boxing - Froch may gamble on Las Vegas swan song

Carl Froch says he might postpone retirement to fulfill his dream of fighting in Las Vegas despite admitting his career could get no better than his eight-round knockout victory against George Groves at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

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Carl Froch after knocking out George Groves in their rematch at Wembley (Getty)

The 36-year-old WBA and IBF super-middleweight champion landed a massive right hand flush on fellow Briton Groves's chin to end his 12th world title fight in emphatic fashion in front of a 80,000 sell-out crowd, a post-war British record.

After the fight Froch said his 24th knockout victory was the highlight of his glittering career and indicated he might hang up his gloves after confessing the electric atmosphere surrounding his win could never be topped.

But with time to contemplate his future outside the ring the grizzled Nottingham fighter said on Sunday morning that it is likely he will bid to extend his 33-2 record, with some of his boxing dreams still unfulfilled.

"I'm a very young 36," Froch told Sky Sports. "There's some steam left in this old train and a couple of big fights still out there for me if they're available."

"If I do fight again, which I dare say I probably will, it will be somewhere like Las Vegas because that's one thing I've not done in my career. Every fighter would like to tick that box. It's the fight capital of the world.

"All the greats have boxed there and for me not to have done so, with all the things I've done, would be a crying shame."

Former WBC middlewight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr and unbeaten WBC super-middleweight champion Andre Ward, who beat Froch on points in 2011, are widely considered as potential opponents for the British boxer for a Vegas fight.

Froch says he will now take a holiday before deciding his future but should he fight again, opponents and pundits alike should not underestimate him despite his advancing years.

"The answer to those who doubted my age came last night," Froch said. "I've still got it."

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