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24th December 2002
New Faces for 2003 : Carl Froch
Carl Froch
Carl Froch
Nottingham boxer who's made his mark as an amateur and is slowly gaining a reputation in the pro ranks.
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Carl Froch is a double senior ABA champion, a multi nations gold medallist and World senior amateur championships bronze medallist.

Throughout 2002 he's been getting to grips with life as a professional.

Those behind him expect great things.

Promoter Panos Eliades says “Along with Lennox Lewis and Paul Ingle, Carl is certainly in the top three natural talents I’ve ever been involved with.

I think he’s got a great future ahead of him, and we’d not be doing him justice if he didn’t aim for a world championship.”

Froch is the latest in a long line of British super-middleweight talents, who have dominated the division for a decade.

In the early 1990s icons like Michael Watson, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank reigned, and then Steve Collins, Robin Reid and current king Joe Calzaghe took over.

Even on the domestic front, super-middleweight is one of the most competitive divisions in the UK, with Reid, Glenn Catley, Dean Francis, David Starie, Brian Magee, Toks Owoh and now Tony Dodson all chasing WBO champion Calzaghe.

So it won't be easy for Froch to emulate that other Nottingham world champion Jawaid Khaliq.

Not that he's going to be rushed.

“There are some great matches for Carl when he is ready,” Eliades says. “But we’ll take our time with Carl, we won’t rush him.”

Carl Froch - Factfile
Star
potential
4/5
Birthplace Nottingham, 2nd July 1977.
Sport Boxing
Weight Super middleweight
Trainer Robert McCracken
Nickname The Cobra
Amateur honours Double senior ABA champion, multi nations gold medallist, World senior amateur championships bronze medallist.
Record to Dec 2002 5 wins (including 4 knock outs), no draws, no defeats
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