Carl Froch will defend his British super-middleweight title against former WBC world champion Robin Reid at the Nottingham Arena on November 2nd after his promoter Mick Hennessy won the purse bid for the right to stage the highly anticipated clash earlier today. Hennessy saw off competition from Frank Warren to land the Championship, which will headline a live Sky Sports event..
The Hennessy Sports boxer, who has already won the British belt out-right after making three title defences, has been recovering from surgery on his right knee which has prevented him from fighting since March.
“Carl has wanted to fight Reid for a long time and this is a fight that a lot of British fight fans want to see, so it’s great that it is finally happening,” said Hennessy. “I’m delighted to be able to bring it to his home city of Nottingham, where we expect another big crowd.
“It is a chance for Carl to show what he can do against a former world champion before going on to fight for a world title next year. The size of the bids today is a testament to his status as a rapidly developing marquee name and star of world boxing.”
WBC #1 Froch is understandably delighted that years of talk are finally over.
“I’ve seen what Reid has been saying in the press,” he said. “Now he’s got a problem; he has to come good on his words and back it all up. Instead he’s getting knocked out like he’s never been knocked out before and in my home City.”