Carl Froch claims there is one fighter out there that nobody could beat – and he has first hand experience in trying.
Former world champion Froch is one of the most decorated British boxers of his era. He won multiple super-middleweight world championships, including the WBC title twice between 2008 and 2011, the IBF from 2012 to 2015 and the WBA from 2013 to 2015.
He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2023 due to legendary fights with the likes of Mikkel Kessler, Lucien Bute and two famous battles with George Groves who he says gave him the ‘beating’ of his life.
In amongst all of that, he also competed in the Super Six World Boxing Classic in which he beat the likes of Andre Direll, Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson, but came unstuck against multi-weight great Andre Ward.
Speaking to Manish Bhasin of In The Zone, Froch looked back on the fight that he lost by unanimous decision.
“Andre Ward, fantastic talent, doesn’t know how to lose, just wins. High school wrestling champion so strong and tricky up close. Fast hands Olympic gold medalist, fans hands.”
“I couldn’t really hit him, he’s too fast, he was holding. I felt like I’d been pickpocketed. Usually, my hands are swollen, ribs are saw, but I got out of the ring and I thought I could go again. I was fuming, because I was no longer a champion.”
He admits that come his next fight he was irritated some people thought he was done because of the loss to Ward.
“I was thinking don’t write off The Cobra because he lost against Andre Ward. Nobody can beat [Ward.].”
Ward remains the only career loss Froch didn’t manage to avenge.