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Carl Froch Planning Move to United States, Big Fights After Ward Clash

Carl Froch is planning big things for the near future. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
Carl Froch is planning big things for the near future. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

WBC super middleweight titlist Carl Froch is planning to move to the United States soon, and is eyeballing big fights after his December 17 bout with Andre Ward in the Super Six World Boxing Classic Final. This is a small excerpt from a great article on Froch at the Daily Mail:

‘I wasn’t backed by Britain even after I won the world title. That fight (with Jean Pascal) was on ITV but even then British TV never really got behind me. But now I’ve had a couple of big fights in the US, the TV people over there are so supportive. 

‘Had my recent series of fights against Andre Dirrell, Mikkel Kessler, Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson been given proper exposure, I’d have been a household name in Britain a while ago. But only now are Sky giving me the platform I think I should have been getting for years.’

Out of context, this makes Froch appear as though he doesn't care for Britain, but that's not the case. It's just he has felt a lack of professional support for years, and rightly so, from the UK TV networks, while Showtime has been making him a relied-upon star fighter for a few years now. And, of course, the missus wants to move, and it's hard to argue with that.

Should he defeat Ward in December, Froch is hoping to land a fight with Lucian Bute, the top super middleweight who did not participate in the Super Six, and then a rematch with Mikkel Kessler, the only fighter to defeat Froch in the pro game. After that, Froch says he wants Bernard Hopkins, but honestly I don't expect Bernard Hopkins to still be around for that one, so maybe he'd be looking to Chad Dawson, a rematch with Jean Pascal, or a fight with whoever else might at the time rule the light heavyweight division.

And though Froch himself is no spring chicken, he says he's not contemplating a retirement any time soon:

‘At 34, I feel 20. Never been in better shape. I feel like I could carry on forever. I know one day my body will tell me it’s time to quit. But not for a while yet.’

What Froch might do should he lose to Ward is another story entirely, but he certainly wouldn't lack for options, specifically that Kessler rematch he so desires.

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