By James Ingham, courtesy of The Daily Star
CARL FROCH has delivered a chilling message to wannabes eyeing his world belts, warning: Ill carry on boxing into my forties. Froch reckons he still has a few years left in his career
Four-time world super-middleweight champ Froch, nicknamed The Cobra, is now 36 but reckons he is fit enough to carry on for at least the next four years.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: As long as the desire is there, you can keep boxing into your forties.
I am a very young 36, I think I am genetically gifted. I stay at my weight very easily.
And Froch reckons he can avoid burn-out in his late thirties because he was a late starter in the professional fight game.
Froch is eager for a rematch with Andre Ward Froch is eager for a rematch with Andre Ward
I didnt turn pro until I was 25, he said.
I have never been hurt in a fight, Ive never been knocked out.
As long as the desire and motivation to get up in the morning and go for a run is there then Ill be able to get in the ring and not get hurt.
Froch is set to meet mandatory challenger George Groves later this year with his IBF and WBA belts on the line but the fight he wants is with Andre Ward.
After beating Mikkel Kessler the only man other than Ward to defeat him Froch is still desperate for a revenge bout against the American. He said: I came up short against Ward, who has never lost. But Id like a rematch.Tags: Carl Froch