36 Facts About Carl Froch


Carl Froch held multiple super-middleweight world championships, including the WBC title twice between 2008 and 2011, the IBF title from 2012 to 2015, and the WBA title from 2013 to 2015.


Carl Froch was voted Fighter of the Year for 2012 by BoxRec.


Carl Froch reached a peak pound for pound ranking of sixth by BoxRec and The Ring magazine, and in 2013 was listed by the BBC as the best active British boxer, pound for pound.


Carl Froch will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2023.


Carl Martin Froch was born in Colwick, Nottingham, in 1977, the son of Carol and Frank Froch.


Carl Froch's wife Rachael Froch, whom he married in May 2019, is a British glamour model.


Early in his life Carl Froch wanted to become a footballer and play for Nottingham Forest, his local football team, and has stated that he would have loved to fight at the City Ground.


Carl Froch is a supporter of the club and occasionally trained at its training ground before fights.


Carl Froch has appeared on the Sky Sports Saturday morning football show Soccer AM the week before a fight.


Carl Froch has publicly stated his belief in a flat Earth on numerous occasions.


Carl Froch began boxing at the Phoenix ABC in Gedling, Nottingham.


Carl Froch was trained by Robert McCracken throughout his professional career.


Carl Froch was managed and promoted by Mick Hennessy until 2011, and from thereon by Eddie Hearn.


Carl Froch made his debut at the age of 24 in March 2002.


Carl Froch fought at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, London against veteran 36 year old journeyman Michael Pinnock, who weighed 10 pounds more than Froch, in a scheduled six-round bout.


Carl Froch fought a further four times that year, winning them all with three coming by first-round knockout against Ojay Abrahams, Darren Covill and Mike Duffield and one victory coming by a points decision win against Paul Bonson.


Carl Froch started 2003 with a knockout win against Valery Odin, fighting for the first time at the Nottingham Arena, the same arena he would win his first world title five years later.


At this point in his career, Carl Froch racked up nine wins in as many fights, with seven coming by way of knockout.


In November 2003, Carl Froch fought fellow unbeaten British contender Alan Page at the Derby Storm Arena in Derby for the vacant English super-middleweight title.


In round seven, Carl Froch landed a hard right followed by an uppercut, although Page didn't go down, referee John Keane stepped in to call an end to the fight.


In 2004, Carl Froch won the Commonwealth and vacant British super-middleweight titles by defeating Charles Adamu and Damon Hague respectively.


Carl Froch has defended both against Matthew Barney, Brian Magee and Tony Dodson and the Commonwealth belt alone against Ruben Groenewald and Dale Westerman.


On 6 December 2008, Carl Froch fought Canadian Jean Pascal for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title and won by unanimous decision a hard-fought twelve-round brawl.


On 25 April 2009, Carl Froch fought Jermain Taylor in his first defence of his WBC super-middleweight title, at the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut.


On 13 July 2009, Carl Froch agreed to take part in the Super Six World Boxing Classic super-middleweight tournament devised by Showtime, with the winner of the tournament winning the WBA, and WBC super-middleweight titles.


Carl Froch won the fight and retained his title with a split decision victory over the previously undefeated Dirrell.


Carl Froch's next fight was against Mikkel Kessler, who lost the WBA super-middleweight title to Andre Ward.


Carl Froch later stated that the fight was close and that he believes the decision would have gone his way if the event had been held in Nottingham.


Carl Froch faced former IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in the third stage in Helsinki, Finland at the Hartwall Finland.


Carl Froch feared that if he fought in Abraham's adoptive home country there was a possibility of receiving a bad decision.


However, since an eye injury forced Mikkel Kessler to relinquish his WBC title and resign from the tournament, Carl Froch-Abraham was for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title.


Carl Froch lost in the final of the Super Six tournament in a bout against undefeated WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward.


On 26 May 2013, Carl Froch faced WBA champion Kessler in a rematch of their fight in 2010.


Carl Froch was quoted that the fight was what the "British public want to see" and that was his reason for taking the option to give Groves a rematch while defending his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles.


Carl Froch was stronger in the earlier rounds, with Jim Watt unofficially scoring the earlier rounds in favour of the champion on his Sky Sports scorecard.


Groves came out fighting in the eighth round before Carl Froch got him pinned against the ropes and delivered a right hand blow which knocked Groves out.