Froch to Face Mack in Hometown

By: Jack Bowers
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Carl Froch will face American fighter Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena in the Cobra’s home city of Nottingham, on November 17. This bout should be a routine defense for the Nottingham veteran, who fights for the first time since battering Canadian Lucian Bute in May.

Froch, 35, has admitted this is the biggest 18 months of his boxing career and he will not take the fight lightly. The Cobra will prepare and train as well for this as he did for the Bute fight.

The IBF super-middleweight champion destroyed the highly rated Bute in five enthralling rounds to take the title. It was a superb effort by Froch on the night and we have now come to expect superb performances from him when fighting highly ranked opponents.

Froch should win, especially with a passionate Nottingham crowd behind him but Philadelphian Mack will be desperate to win. The 32-year-old American boasts a respectable record 31-4-2, with all four of his defeats having came against good opposition. Back in June the American was unsuccessful with a challenge for Tavoris Cloud’s IBF light-weight title.

This is a huge opportunity for Mack, fighting in Britain and he is bound to up his training levels and bring more to this fights. A win against the Cobra could propel Mack to new opportunities.

No matter what the result is when these two meet, Carl Froch will be fighting Bute again in a contracted rematch. The Bute fight will be next March, in the Canadian’s hometown of Montreal. Should Froch come through his next two fights, and win them well, then he should get to fight his old enemy Mikkel Kessler.

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