17th November 2011
Carl Froch meets Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, in Atlantic City on Saturday December 17th, in a fight that will determine also the undisputed world super-middleweight No1.
Nottingham’s WBC world champion is the son of a former amateur boxer, who introduced the young Carl to boxing. His dad would always have an old bag hung up in the garage, which he would hit and then his dad took the young ‘Cobra’ along to the local Phoenix Boxing Club on Burton Road, as a nine year old.
Froch 34, remembers them early days and in a recent interview with Showtime (above) ahead of the Ward showdown, he says he remembers his first memories on entering and the smell of the sweat in the gym and recalls hitting the bag and becoming good at it. – The boxing though didn’t stick with the young Froch and when his mum and dad split, he got out of the noble art, putting boxing aside.
|Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch|
Spending his time riding motorbikes and playing snooker, his other pastimes, boxing had taken a back seat. – Until one day after his dad had been badgering him to get back into the boxing.
Then one day Froch’s car broke down and he had to run home. – A tired and out of breath Froch decided he was going to get back in the gym and get fit. He started training and doing very well! – He decided his future lay in the fight game and the rest is in the history books.
He won the ABA’s and was chosen to box for England, becoming the No1 ranked British amateur in his weight class. After winning the World bronze medal in Ireland, Froch met Robert McCracken and the pair with a mutual understanding, began to work together and hit off a partnership that is still as strong as ever and as brought major success.
Froch is now one fight away from being recognised as the number one fighter again in the world, this time as a professional, which will also rank him high in the world pound for pound ratings. – The ‘Cobra’ has been paying his dues in the toughest game of all for many years now. His attitude and reputation of fighting any boxer who is put in front of him as earned him the respect of his piers and fans alike. – Froch is now on the brink of world recognition and the chance to cement his place as one of the best protagonists in world boxing.
Carl Froch, 28-1, 20KO’s – (WBC Champion v Andre Ward 24-0, 13KO’s – (WBA Champion)
More build up to the fight here soon at www.britishboxers.co.uk