Carl Froch close to emulating Mike Tyson with shock comeback exhibition against US boxing legend Roy Jones Jr which could be announced this week

Carl Froch is on the verge of coming out of retirement at the age of 43 for an exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr.

The British boxing legend retired after his rematch triumph over George Groves in 2014 and has been out of action since then.

Froch’s last punch KOd Groves
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However, after covering Canelo vs Billy Joe Saunders alongside Jones Jr as a TV pundit in May, he told talkSPORT their conversations were about more than just the fight in Dallas.

Froch told White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “Listen, we’ve been approached by a company – I won’t say who it is yet.

“They’re trying to set up one of these fights like when Roy Jones fought Mike Tyson – actually classed as an exhibition contest.

“But if I go in there and it does work out that it happens, I ain’t gonna be taking any punches on my new nose let me tell you.

“I won’t be getting that flattened.”

Froch had a nose job after retiring from boxing
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Plenty of such rumoured exhibitions never end up coming to fruition, but this one looks set to happen as Nottinghamshire Live reports negotiations could be completed this week.

Back in May, Froch explained: “There’s definitely a chance, we’re in talks about how we can make this happen…

“This isn’t real professional boxing, it’s not 12x3minute rounds with 10oz gloves.

“I think the gloves are 12oz, so they still hurt.

“I used to spar in 16oz and knocked my sparring partners out on a regular basis.

Jones Jr and Tyson fought to an unofficial draw in November
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“It’s an 8x2minute rounds formula and I think it’s a chance for legends in the game – people who can’t compete at world level again – to get in there, demonstrate their skills and have a bit of fun as well.

“But the problem is it could get a little bit naughty.

“If Roy Jones hits me with a jab on the nose and I’m thinking, ‘Ow, that hurt,’ I’m gonna be looking to land an uppercut.

“It could all get out of hand.”