Carl Froch says that former world middleweight champion Kelly
Pavlik could the opponent for his next fight.
Froch will make the first defence of the IBF super-middleweight
title he won by wiping out Lucian Bute in Nottingham on either
November 3 or 10.
And it appears that 30-year-old Pavlik fits the bill
"Pavlik has been calling me out, so I'd like to shut him up,"
"If we can get him over to Nottingham, that's one that fans
Pavlik, nicknamed "The Ghost", first stamped his name on the
boxing map in September 2007 when he halted undisputed middleweight
champion Jermain Taylor in Atlantic City.
He lost a catchweight bout to Bernard Hopkins in late 2008 but
remained the middleweight kingpin until he was dethroned by Sergio
Martinez in April 2010
"He's just one name, and there are a couple of other names that
Eddie [Hearn, Froch's promoter] is looking at. We're looking at 3
November, or 10 November - they're the two dates that have been
pencilled in," Froch explained.
"It gives me an opportunity to fight again in Nottingham and to
defend the IBF title," Froch said. "So we're trying to find a
feasible opponent - someone who's decent and ranked in the top five
in the world.
"Then, in the New Year, there's the rematch with Bute or a
rematch with Mikkel Kessler, which to me is more appealing than the
rematch with Bute.
"But he wants to exercise his rematch clause in his home town of
Montreal and you can't blame him for wanting to do that.
"I think no matter what Bute does now, having lost in such a
fashion against me, nobody's going to take him seriously. Whatever
he does, they're gonna say 'you got whooped by Carl