Carl Froch Retires
Carl Froch (33-2 24KOs) has had a long, borderline hall of fame career and as of this week, it is no more. Froch who reached notoriety through the “Super Six” on Showtime, in which the top 6 super middleweight competed in a round robin, slightly bizarre format tournament that would bring the division to center stage reached prominence for his colorful personality and ability to create fun, action fights. Froch would eventually finish as the runner up to the super six champion, Andre Ward, who beat him in the final bout of the series in the last days of 2011.
Froch unlike many others in his position cashed in on his success as he stopped feared super middleweight, Lucian Bute, who seemingly couldn’t buy a fight at the time as well as avenging one of his two career losses to Mikkel Kessler on HBO in 2013. Froch finished out his career with two fights against George Groves, the first being a fight most feel Froch was losing until he stopped Groves in controversial fashion meriting a rematch. The rematch took place at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 people as Froch knocked out Groves in stunning fashion, which will also be remembered as his last professional bout.
At Froch’s best he will be known for his iron chin, high output and ability to fight anyone seemingly. At his worst, he will be remembered for his lack of fluidity on the microphone, lack of considerate comments to opponents. Froch was rumored to be in talks with Gennady Golovkin, but a month ago his promoter, Eddie Hearn, explained to ITRBoxing.com that Froch was all, but done with the sport of boxing.
In the end, Froch will be a fighter who helped define his division and though never the best of his era was a worthy foe, who merited a lot of attention for his ability to create memorable action