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Froch Admits Hunger For Ward Rematch: I Can Beat Him!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

CARL Froch wants to complete some unfinished business before he finally hangs up his gloves.

The IBF super-middleweight champion has set his sights on a unification battle with WBA and WBC belt holder Andre Ward next year.

Froch is still angry with himself at the way in which he lost a unanimous points decision to Ward in Atlantic City, last December.

Now, as he prepares to defend his title against Yusaf Mack in Nottingham on November 17, he is already looking ahead to a Ward re-match.

He said: “Once I beat Ward it would secure my legacy and I could retire. It is unfinished business.”

Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn is keen on a return clash with Ward and said: “Yes, it could happen – and it could take place on these shores in Nottingham.”

Defeat to Ward in the final of the World Super Six Series, was only the second of Froch’s 31-fight career – Mikkel Kessler inflicted the other – and it still hurts him.

He bounced back from the Ward blow with a fine fifth-round win over Lucian Bute in May – but he still hungers for revenge.

The 35-year-old said: “I have come so far in my career and done so much – but I will always look back on that fight with Ward as one in which I under-performed.

“It was a bad day at the office. I was bored and sick of being in Manhattan before Christmas and just wanted to be home with my family.

“It was the wrong attitude and mindset to have for such a big fight. So now I would like to go into a fight against him with the right mindset.

“I would have the same mindset and determination I had as in my last fight against Lucien Bute when I was just right.

“If it had been Andre Ward in front of me in that last fight, I would have beaten him.

“To redeem myself and be happy when I retire I would love another chance to meet Ward.

“I need to set the record straight. The Kessler fight could have gone either way.

“The Ward fight is the one I would love.

“He is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and I want him.

“The real Carl will turn up and it could happen this time next year. I know I can beat him.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12599285]Taking nothing away from Ward he did what he had to but I do think Froch had a bad night, that night. Would love to see a rematch I mean why the hell not? SMW #1 & #2 and there…

Comment by BetterCallSaul on 10-13-2012

I don't believe Froch can beat Ward but he can give a better account of himself if he fights more assertively. He didn't look right that night and seemed stuck in the headlights. I'd just like to see Froch take…

Comment by crold1 on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=ChiTown2Diego;12598768]No shame in losing to Ward, even if it is twice. Fuk it, let the Cobra get another crack at it. At the very least you know he will try to give a better account of himself. And we don't…

Comment by Mato o Muero on 10-13-2012

No you can't lol

Comment by dan_cov on 10-13-2012

Taking nothing away from Ward he did what he had to but I do think Froch had a bad night, that night. Would love to see a rematch I mean why the hell not? SMW #1 & #2 and there…

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