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ITV1 Sign Carl Froch WBC Final Eliminator Fight

ITV and Hennessy Sports can today (08.02.08) announce that boxing’s WBC super-middleweight world title final eliminator between Carl Froch and Russia’s Denis Inkin will be broadcast live on ITV1 on Saturday March 29th from the Nottingham Arena. British champion and WBC number one challenger, Froch is undefeated in 22 fights and has won 18 by way of knockout. WBC international champion, Inkin is also undefeated in 32 fights and has won 24 by knockout..

The winner of the contest will be mandatory challenger to Joe Calzaghe for the WBC world super-middleweight crown.

Carl Froch said: “I’m really excited that this fight is going out on prime time ITV1.”

“This is the toughest fight of my life: I have a lot of respect for Denis Inkin as he beat me as an amateur in an England v Russia international in 1999. His record speaks for itself and we are the number one and two in our division, so it’s a shoot out for the chance to become the next WBC champion on the world.”

Mark Sharman, ITV Director of News and Sport said: “I’m delighted that we have secured live coverage of this exciting world title final eliminator for ITV1. Carl Froch has the potential to become a great world champion and one of the biggest names in the sport. I’m very pleased we can broadcast this crucial fight to a wide audience on terrestrial television.”

Mick Hennessy said: “I am extremely proud to be putting this fantastic boxing event together in front of Carl’s excellent home town support”.

“This is not only a special night for British sport, it’s also a very special night for Nottingham which has never had a genuine elite world Champion. The WBC is the organisation that has awarded belts to fighting greats like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler – now Nottingham is on the verge of having its very own WBC champion”.

The fight will be broadcast on ITV1, live from the Nottingham Arena, with further fights from the under-card broadcast on ITV4. Coverage will also be simulcast on ITV.com


Froch vs Inkin WBC Final eliminator tickets now on sale

Carl “the cobra” Froch vs Denis Inkin
WBC Final Eliminator
Hennessy Sports are proud to announce tickets for Nottingham Arena 29th March 2008 are now on sale via Nottingham Arena box office
Tel: 0870 121 0123 24hr hotline
£30 Reserved tiered and reserved floor seating.
£40 Premium tiered seating
£75 Outer ringside seating
£150 Inner ringside seating

Article posted on 08.02.2008



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