Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Froch Confident: Losing a Fight Makes You Hungrier

Carl Froch insists he is hungrier than ever despite being in the twilight of his career and coming off a high-profile defeat.

Froch tonight bids to become a three-time world champion as he celebrates his Nottingham homecoming by facing unbeaten IBF king Lucian Bute.

The Englishman claims his defeat by Andre Ward in the Super Six final in Atlantic City before Christmas has fuelled his appetite for the sport rather than diminished it.

The former two-time WBC champion has the chance to add further gloss to an impressive legacy at the Nottingham Arena when he fights in his hometown for the first time in three years. He faces a stiff test, however, against an unbeaten but untested champion who was overlooked for the revered Super Six competition.

Froch (28-2, 20KOs) was deflated after losing to Ward in December but insists the defeat has only served to fuel his ambition and bounce back in a similar way to his 2010 defeat by Mikkel Kessler.

"It drives you on and makes you hungrier when you lose a fight," he said.

"They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and after a loss you can either chuck it in and forget about it or you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off and think 'I'm going to set the record straight and put this right'. And that's exactly what I'm doing.

"I've done it before, when I lost a very tight decision against Mikkel Kessler. In my very next fight I came back and won the world title back against Arthur Abraham."

Bute (30-0, 24KOs) has the safety net of a rematch clause guaranteeing him a chance to reclaim his belts in Canada should he lose. He sees the 'away' fight as a chance to prove his critics wrong, however.

"We just told his promoter (Eddie Hearn) to make us an offer," the 32-year-old said.

"We said 'We're going to go defend the belt in your place and we'll prove everybody wrong that I'm only fighting in Montreal'.

"So, I asked to go out to prove myself."

Bute, who is the clear betting favourite, has had a colourful build-up to the fight, suffering a foot infection which threatened his participation, while also causing amusement by training to a soundtrack of Froch's vociferous fans and the shrill sounds of his partner Rachael Cordingley.

"We tried to recreate the atmosphere as much as we can and we have recreated that noise," he explained.

"I'm sure it's going to be a little different in the ring, but I know that this fight is going to have an amazing atmosphere."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Illdil on 05-26-2012

No need for The cobra to b hungry he is gona have a Some nice Jabs as appitizers and some Beautifully Prepared staright lefts and spinkle alittle Rights and to top it off dessert to b a nice delicious Juicy…

Comment by The Tase on 05-26-2012

UNDEFEATED RECORDS = SUSPICIOUSNESS. "Show me a undefeated fighter & ill show you somebody who hasnt really fought anybody." -legendary boxing trainer Whitey Bimstein You look across the board in boxing history, all TRUE LEGIT BONA FIDE LEGENDARY fighters have…

Comment by TerrisJ4 on 05-26-2012

in that case, after this fight he's gonna be starving!

Comment by Drunk Punch on 05-26-2012

Perfect fight, very evenly matched. Bute faster (everyone's faster then Froch) heavy hands, clever.... (left home, at last) Froch granite chin, brave, can bang and box. Home advantage (at last) Should be a great fight!

Comment by Fetta on 05-26-2012

Just saw the weigh-in and it seems there is a wild crowd a brewing. Gonna be fun

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin Deal Reached, Purse Bid is Off Mohamed Rodriguez Shocks Manuel Mendez With Knockout Win Why Mayweather-McGregor Cannot Hurt Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo Has To Knock Golovkin Out! Photo: Kermit Cintron, Tyrone Brunson Ready For Battle De La Hoya: Golovkin Will Enter Ring First - NOT Canelo Mayweather Trainer Concerned: McGregor Has Crazy, Weird Power Onggocan Stops Pantilgan in Nine To Retain IBF Youth Belt Jonas, Saunders, Hall, Kelly, Fowler Win Bouts in Newcastle Canelo: Mayweather's Style Doesn't Make For Attractive Fights Seven British Boxers Head To Finals in Euro Championships Canelo: I Have To Be Smart, Elusive, Not Stand in Front of GGG Loeffler on The Venue Hunt For HBO Super Flyweight Triple Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement