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Carl Froch Autobiography - out April 28


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The no holds barred autobiography of Britain's super-middle weight world boxing champ

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Carl Froch, known as ‘the Cobra’, was brought up tough on a Nottingham housing estate. He started boxing at just nine years old, but as a teenager he gave it up and his life became an aimless round of dead end jobs and pub fights. However, his family wouldn’t let him waste his life – they knew that what he needed was to get back in the ring. Luckily they succeeded, and Carl has never looked back.

 

Carl Froch is now Britain’s world champion at super-middleweight with having won 26 fights (with 20 KOs). His greatest fights have already gone down in boxing history, culminating in his defeat of the American Jermain Taylor in defence of WBC title in April in 2009 and the boxing masterclass delivered against Arthur Abraham at the end of 2010. Knocked down for the first time in his career by Taylor, he was behind on everyone’s scorecard but his own, until, with just 14 seconds of the fight to go, he came back in spectacular fashion with a stunning knock out.

 

Carl Froch’s revealing story from inside the high-stakes world of boxing pulls no punches, from his lost years through to his ascent to World champion.

 

He is currently a contender for the title in the innovative new Super Six Boxing Classic, which pits the best six fighters in the world against each other in a round-robin tournament. With two wins and a close but disappointing loss to Mikkel Kessler, The Cobra follows Carl every step of the way as he prepares for the fight of his life – the most anticipated showdown of the tournament against Glen Johnson in May. Massive and unmissable, this fight will take Carl to a new high.

 

From the Back Cover

Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch is Britain’s world champion at super middleweight. But it was no easy path.

 

He grew up a tough kid whose father encouraged him, at the age of nine, to go down the local gym, the Phoenix ABC in Gelding, Nottingham. But after a stunning early amateur career, he turned his back on the sport and went off the rails. Getting in with the wrong crowd, his life became a series of dead end jobs and pub fights. Urged back to the gym by his worried family, Carl was saved by boxing, returning two years later to win a bronze medal at the 2001 World Amateur Championships.

 

Carl turned pro the following year embarking on his defining relationship with mentor Rob McCracken. Within 18 months he’d captured the British title and taken the WBC crown in an unforgettable thriller against Jean Pascal. Since then his career has been defined by blisteringly tough fights: his last round knock-out of Jermain Taylor, his narrow points loss to Mikkel Kessler, and his masterclass against Arthur Abraham to regain his world belt.

 

Froch is a local hero with a big heart and a fanatical following who never takes the easy fights. This is Carl’s story told in his own no-nonsense words – from growing up in a tough Nottingham pub to his mesmerising displays at the very top of world boxing.

 

About the Author

Carl Froch was born in Nottingham in 1977. He took up boxing aged nine, and turned pro in 2002 after winning two amateur titles. He is currently taking part in the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament devised by American giant Showtime, against five of the greatest middleweight boxers in the world.

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About the Author

Carl Froch was born in Nottingham in 1977. He took up boxing aged nine, and turned pro in 2002 after winning two amateur titles. He is currently taking part in the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament devised by American giant Showtime, against five of the greatest middleweight boxers in the world.

 

 

Middleweight boxers?

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Re: Carl Froch Autobiography - out April 28

 

About the Author

Carl Froch was born in Nottingham in 1977. He took up boxing aged nine, and turned pro in 2002 after winning two amateur titles. He is currently taking part in the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament devised by American giant Showtime, against five of the greatest middleweight boxers in the world.

 

 

Middleweight boxers?

 

I just copied the press release mate :P

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He could do a Katie Price and fire a couple out! It has to be better than Eubank's autobiography though. I read that on holiday a few years ago. I don't know if it was the sun, or maybe the odd beer, but my head was spinning by the end of it.
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Cleverly and DeGale have both said they want to fight Froch one day. Froch has said he will gladly fight them once he has his important fights out of the way in the next year or so. Unlike Calzaghe it looks like Froch wants to fight and beat the best in his prime and then fight and beat the best as his retirement looms.
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Froich has always gone about things the old-fashioned way. He lost a lot of time through being dicked around by Tony dodson because he wanted to have won British, commonwealth and European before going for the world title. But he came back for Dodson and did a number on him. Then once he got the belt, he started to get moving and even has a pact with Pascal to go up to light heavy some day and rematch him.
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