Carl Froch sees four more 'top-level' fights coming

Scott Heavey

Carl Froch is 35 years old, but not thinking anything about a retirement soon, saying he feels he's got up to four more big fights in him before hanging it up.

Carl Froch's win over Mikkel Kessler on Saturday in London was arguably the best of his career, and the 35-year-old Nottingham native says that he thinks he's got a few more big-time fights left in his body, having properly taken care of himself outside of the ring.

"I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, eat silly food or go up in weight. At 35 I feel fresh and while I get hit with the odd shot, I don't get beaten up or knocked out. I don't take many shots so I believe my career will be as long as I want it to be. As long as I still have the desire to get up and do the hard work, I'll be able to keep going. Maybe two or three years - two, three or even four more top level fights."

Froch (31-2, 22 KO) has mentioned fighting Andre Ward in another rematch, hoping to avenge his other pro loss, and while Ward is receptive to the idea, it would be a tough negotiation, it seems. Froch is adamant that the fight should be in the United Kingdom, while Ward sounds like he just wants to be paid well and he'll do whatever. If the money's right -- and who knows what "right" is -- that fight could happen.

Other than that, there's nothing else for Froch to do at 168 that will move the needle. A move up to 175 to face Bernard Hopkins (we know B-Hop wants it, and is willing to travel) or Welshman Nathan Cleverly (tough to make given the Hearn/Warren promoter feud) would be big, or he could face, say, Beibut Shumenov, though Shumenov doesn't seem entirely keen on doing a whole lot right now.

Maybe he should call out a Klitschko, that's what everyone enjoys. Those guys, they're ruining the sport.

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