7th June 2011
Carl Froch the WBC world super-middleweight champion isn’t messing about in his boxing career. The Nottingham pugilist, a throw back to the past boxers hardened mind set of, ‘Have gloves will travel’ He is an ultra competitive hombre, willing to fight the worlds best fighters and his peers, one after the other until he fulfills his desire to be No1!
His latest stop on his travels and in what in modern day boxing, could be judged ‘kamikazee match making! Was to out-point seasoned toughman, himself a ‘Road Warrior’ Glen Johnson in Atlantic City last weekend. Froch scored a majority 12-round points decision over the American based Jamaican to take his impressive record to (28-1, 20KOs)
Froch 33, defended his belt, whilst reaching the Super Six Series final and what could well be his hardest task to date, against former Olympic Gold medalist and the new star of American boxing Andre Ward this autumn. A win against the Californian would rise Froch’s stock high on high and propel him into the elite bracket of world boxing. But Froch it seems, will not be happy until his ring achievements are that of legendary status.
“I am ambitious to create a legacy,” said Froch, whose only defeat in 29 fights was on points to Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler last year.
“I’d like to be spoken about in the same breath as Joe, who I would have loved to have fought. I want every meaningful fight out there in the next three years and to become a legend in the sport. After this tournament has finished, as long as I am successful, I can defend my title a couple of times at home.”
Bernard Hopkins, Mikkel Kessler, Nathan Cleverly and George Groves are all names Froch says he would like to face before he retires and still even harbours the hope that he may tempt Joe Calzaghe out of retirement.
Promoter Eddie Hearn who was with Froch on his latest American ring venture against Johnson says that after the Super Six tournament has finished, he was willing to get Froch an easy home fight. But ‘The Cobra’ isn’t interested saying he just wants to fight the best out there and wherever that may be!
“A stadium fight for Carl in Nottingham would be the obvious stage for a fight with Hopkins,” Eddie Hearn told the Daily Telegraph.
“But Carl is also highly regarded in America and Las Vegas could be another option.
“The funny thing about Carl is that he only wants the toughest fights. I’ve said to him, when the Super Six is over, let’s get an easier fight in a football stadium in the UK and make millions of dollars. But he doesn’t want that, he just wants to fight the best out there.” added Hearn.
Old School BBC Promo of Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch
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