It was announced today that former super middleweight champion of the world Carl Froch will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame next year.
Froch, alongside Timothy Bradley and Rafael Marquez, will join the list of marquee fighters in the prestigious club when the Class of 2023 is inducted next summer.
‘The Cobra’ is widely regarded as one of the greatest British boxers of all time and is most known on UK shores for his two knockout wins over George Groves, the second of which came in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
An esteemed amateur before turning professional in 2002, Froch was English, Commonwealth, British and a two-time world champion during his 12 year career.
Trained by Team GB stalwart Rob McCracken for the entirety of his career, Froch managed to defeat technically better fighters as a result of his granite chin, incredible engine, concussive power and remarkable heart.
As well as the two Groves victories, Froch boasts wins over Mikkel Kessler, Lucian Bute, Andre Dirrell and Jermaine Taylor – dramatic 12th round knockout where the Nottingham man was down on the judges’ scorecards.
Froch announced his retirement after his history making rematch with Groves and, despite numerous rumours of potential comeback fights, he has managed to remain content with his role as pundit on DAZN. Froch concluded his career with a record of 33-2 with 24 of his wins coming inside the distance.
A marmite personality in the eyes of some fans, there would be few if any who would dispute that Froch’s achievements in the ring make him a worthy addition to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.