6th June 2012
If you have come across this article and not yet read Part 1 – It’s here!
going onto outpoint the Ghanaian champion over the distance and take
his belt. – After the win Froch immediately set his sights on the British title, he had been meant to meet Tony Dodson for the Lonsdale belt, but with Dodson pulled out after being injured in a car crash. Dodson would be out of the ring for over a year, but they were destined to meet down the line. Instead Froch took on Adamu.
Froch told the press afterwards that, he was happy with his new commonwealth strap, but added; that the British title means more to him, and told of his desire to one day win that too and defend it the required three times, to keep it outright. Froch would eventually get his shot at the British title.
A big right hand dropped Hague heavy near the end of the round, he beat the count but still looking shaky Froch pounced and a right hand left hook dropped Hague again even heavier. He bravely beat the count but referee waved it off at the bell, with Hague looking in no state to continue.
|Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch British Champ|
Froch dedicated the win to his friend Graham Matthews who had recently passed away and was proud to get his hands on the British title for keeps. There had been the usual pre fight hype before hand and what could be deemed as bad blood between Froch and a confident Dodson. But Froch had wanted to get Dodson in the ring, for un-finished business and was the reason he had goaded him. Afterwards Froch said; he wasn’t 100% happy with the performance and wished it had gone a few more rounds. Proud to win the Lonsdale belt he added; ‘I can now show it to my kids and Grand kids, If I ever have any.’
But not all were beginning to believe in this brash Nottingham lad, who had been telling everyone how good he was and how one day he would be a world champion. He certainly had his critics and not all adhered to the self confidence and belief that he projected in his pre and post fight interviews. The British have often seen confidence as arrogance, but Froch was unshakable and determined and wasn’t fooling himself or anyone else, and he went on to show that. When he was telling us then, that he would get in with anyone in the world and that he would be world champion one day, he wasn’t saying it for show or bravado; boy did he mean it, and man didnt he go on to prove it.
immediately began the search for a top replacement opponent to step in as Froch aimed
to maintain the momentum ahead of his anticipated world title tilt.
Former world champion Alejandro Berrio had declined the offer to
come to England and American Rubin Williams was unable to travel to the
UK, so undefeated Rybacki bravely stepped in.
Froch was now ready for his ultimate test and the world title fight he craved and envisaged was just around the corner and finally near his grasp.
in part 3 we look at Froch’s signing with Matchroom boxing and his entrance into the ‘World Super Six Boxing Series’ including the fights that rubber stamped the class of Carl Froch including;
and Lucian Bute
The King Cobra – By Vikram G. Aarella
The king is on the prowl
It doesn’t walk, but crawl
Ordinary prey is not in its mind,
Its hunts only its own kind.
It can grow up to fifteen feet,
Swallows its prey whole and neat
Like a lion hunting wild buffalo and striped zebra
The king hunts rat snakes and speckled cobra.
The king is very reclusive and shy,
But when threatened can stand up and
Look at you, eye to eye,
What a spectacle to watch, o’ my
You have to see the king at least once, before you die
Part 3 coming soon… After Froch’s Next fight against Yusef Mack