By Frank Warren
IN cult classic movie Pulp Fiction, Bruce Willis' character accepts a large sum of money to take a dive because of a fight fixer's bet.
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But a story that has been lost because of Dereck Chisora's misdemeanours is Carl Froch's admission that he held up an opponent so his family could benefit from bets on him winning in a certain round.
In other words 'fight fixing'.
The Cobra said he could have ended his one-sided Commonwealth title defence against Rueben Groenewald in round four in 2005.
But he did it in the fifth instead as his brothers and friends had backed him to win in that round.
The former WBC World Champion said: "I've done it more than on one occasion but that's not illegal.
"I can say, 'right, I'll stop this kid in round five'. If I'm good enough to do that then fair enough.
"I don't gamble but my brothers and my friends did quite well off it.
"I held him up in round four. He was there for the taking and I held him up,"
The Nottingham fighter made the comments in his autobiography The Cobra: My Story which was published last year. Froch has always complained about his non-existent profile during his career.
But it showed how many people must have read his book because the comments were not picked up at the time.
It only emerged when Froch was interviewed by BBC Nottingham on the day Chisora's world title weigh-in with Vitali Klitschko ended when he slapped the champion's face.
Froch had plenty of opportunities during the interview to retract his claims, but persisted with them.
When he found out that he was in hot water he later tried to distance himself from what he had said.
But he will surely have some explaining to do in front of the British Boxing Board of Control, who have said they want to chat to him about these allegations.
I've said there is no way I can condone Chisora's actions in Germany or defend them.
But I find Froch's comments highly hypocritical when he said: "This has not put boxing in a good light."
Jose's gone to pot - WBC EL Presidente for life Jose Sulaiman said this week that Dereck Chisora's conduct was one of the worst ever by a pro boxer.
Sulaiman has forgotten his own appalling conduct at a Press conference in 2009 after the Michael Brodie vs In-Jin Chi featherweight world title fight in Manchester.
Chi was declared winner on points but the result was changed by Sulaiman to a majority draw. At the post-fight Press conference, journalist Steve Lillis said the changing of the results was crooked.
Sulaiman flipped and went to attack the battle-hardened hack.
The punching president missed with a wild left hook and then kicked and swore while being restrained by a security guard.
Pot... kettle... black?
It's a gas for Brad - TIMOTHY BRADLEY is using a vegan diet ahead of his big fight with pound-for-pound best Manny Pacquiao on June 9. He claims it gives him more energy in the ring. A local cafe has even created a special smoothie for him called "Bradley's Ultra Green" packed with spinach, kale, bananas and other fruit and veg. He'll have to drink it by the bucketload if he's going to keep pace with the relentless Pacquaio.
But he'll be able to match him with wind power!
J-Lo blow - I'M sure Floyd Mayweather Jnr would rather be facing Puerto Rican firecracker Jennifer Lopez instead of the heavy-handed Miguel Cotto. J-Lo donned just a pair of boxing gloves for a sizzling magazine shoot this week, while Mayweather and Cotto squared up to promote their super fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5.
It's set to be one of the biggest fights of the year and will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation.Tags: Carl Froch , Frank Warren