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Carl Froch flys the flag for Great Britain

Carl Froch stands alone as Britainís sole World boxing champion and the WBC Super Middleweight title holder doesnít plan on giving up that status any time soon. The Cobra makes the first defence of his title next month when he travels to the U.S. for a mega fight with former undisputed middleweight champ, Jermain Taylor. Froch's April 25th date at The Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is seen as a risky assignment by many but Froch says heís in the business of taking calculated risks..

ďWinning the World title at home in Nottingham was the proudest moment of my career but thereís no point staying at home and defending your title against nondescript challengers. You need to step out of your comfort zone and I really want to lay down a marker in the sport by taking on and beating the best.

ďWith the greatest respect to some of the other British guys whoíve held titles recently not many people outside of their own homes would have considered them genuine world champions. Being the World Champ is about being the very best in your weight division and taking on all comers to prove that. Thatís why Iím putting it all on the line and going to the States to take on Taylor. Itís all about making a statement and proving to people that I am the best super middleweight on the planet.Ē

Froch says that winning a world title has actually increased and not diminished his hunger for success. ďWhen some people win a world title they start thinking theyíve made it and start looking for a cash out payday. They lose that edge but Iím hungrier than ever right now. Iíve worked my whole career to get to this point and now that Iíve become a World Champion I just want to push on and prove beyond doubt that Iím one of the best out there pound for pound.Ē

Froch is certainly in no doubt that the famous green WBC belt will be returning home to Nottingham with him after his fight with Taylor. ďJermainís a very good fighter, you donít unify the middleweight titles and beat Bernard Hopkins twice without being a good fighter but I simply believe Iím the better man and deep down he knows that too, thatís why he had to be forced into taking the fight.

ďHeís talking about going to war and shutting me up but lets face it does he really want to get into the trenches with someone like me? Heís going to find out very quickly in there that I can walk the walk as well as talking the talk because this is a major showcase for me to put the World on notice just what Iím all about.

Article posted on 20.03.2009



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