Warren makes Froch admission
Frank Warren claims Carl Froch turned down one million pounds to fight WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly.
The promoter has been busy trying to secure a high-profile fight for his Welsh boxer but the big-name trio of Froch, American Bernard Hopkins and WBA champion Beibut Shumenov all turned down potential bouts.
Cleverly will instead face Ukrainian former world title challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov on October 27 in Cardiff, but Warren has now spoken out and confirmed he made a seven-figure offer to Froch for an all-British contest.
He claims the veteran Nottingham fighter was offered a one-fight deal with no rematch clauses, but the IBF super-middleweight champion dismissed the opportunity.
"We made a written offer to Matchroom (Froch's promoters) of a million pounds to Carl Froch for him to fight Nathan for Nathan's title. We could have done it at a catchweight," said Warren.
"They declined. We got an email back saying he was going to continue fighting at super-middleweight, so that was that."
He added: "We were talking and agreed terms to go to New York in November to fight Bernard Hopkins but Hopkins apparently didn't want to know, so that got knocked on the head.
"With Shumenov we actually agreed the unification fight and agreed we'd go to Vegas where he's based but unfortunately they couldn't get a TV date and then they didn't want to come here.
"They are the three big names we really tried to get something sorted out with but unfortunately it was not to be. Hopefully we can get resurrect them in the new year if Nathan comes through against Uzelkov."