Carl Froch, Britain’s super-middleweight champion, has been sidelined after injuring his elbow during training.

The 37-year-old will not be able to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in March in Las Vegas, but has stated he hopes to be back in the ring by the summer.

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, stated: “We have been deep in negotiations for some time and we were almost ready to go. Carl has gone into fights before not 100% fit and paid the price and he has made the right decision to hang fire. We will have a meeting early next week and plan out 2015. I’m confident we will see him back in the ring this summer.”