Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos/Weights: Froch, Mack Ripped and Ready For War

By Jake Donovan

A rabid crowd was on hand Friday afternoon in Nottingham for the weigh-in to Saturday’s super middleweight title fight between hometown favorite Carl Froch and Yusaf Mack of the United States.

 

Both fighters were fighting fit in making weight, though Mack was forced to strip to his birthday suit in order to come in at the 168 lb. limit on a second try. The Philly native came in slightly over the limit before removing his undergarments and remounting the scale while a towel was held up to shield his private parts.

Froch (29-2, 21KO) came in at 167.5 lb for the first defense of his third reign as an alphabet titlist. The brash Brit reentered the title picture in May with a brutal 5th round knockout of previously unbeaten Lucian Bute. The bout also took place in his Nottingham hometown, as per the terms of a two-fight agreement that guarantees Bute a rematch in his adopted Canada homeland.

The one-sided nature of their first fight postponed plans for a rematch, with each fighter instead agreeing to interim bouts. Bute barely held up his end of the bargain, braving a tough challenge from previously unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Denis Grachev to take a 12-round points win earlier this month.

Froch isn’t believed to endure as great of a challenge, as he is a massive favorite and for good reason.

Mack (31-4-2, 17KO) attempts a second crack at a major title. The 32-year old was granted a title shot against Tavoris Cloud last summer, falling way short as he was drilled inside of eight rounds. The loss was typical of his career, as all four of his losses have come inside the distance, each occurring whenever he elected to step up in class.

This weekend’s fight – which airs live on Sky Sports in the UK and via Integrated Sports PPV in the United States (3PM ET/12PM PT) – is rumored to be Froch’s last ever showing in his hometown. The Super Six finalist has aspirations of avenging past losses to Mikkel Kessler and lineal super middleweight king Andre Ward.

Road trips are most likely required in order to make either fight happen, in addition to his planned trek to Canada for a rematch with Bute next year.

Results of today’s weigh-in

Carl Froch – 167.5  vs. Yusaf Mack – 168

Tony Bellew – 174.5 vs. Roberto Bolonti – 173

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tmann400 on 11-16-2012

Not that it really means anything, but this is probably the best shape I've seen Mack in, in a long time. Even though he said he moved up to 175 because 168 was bothering him, I always thought he looked…

Comment by Light_Speed on 11-16-2012

Mack is a big puncher but he changed his style these last few years, he doesn't sit down on his shots anymore so he doesn't even have a puncher's chance.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 11-16-2012

Seems Mack struggled to make the weight. He didn't make it at first and had to strip naked to make the weight. No way he's going 12, I'll be stunned shocked if he does.

Comment by junior gong on 11-16-2012

Froch looks in great shape, but fairplay to Mack, he looks good and ready to go. Can only see a ko for Froch though..

Comment by WESS on 11-16-2012

MAC 10 = Mack will be out before 10!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Team Rigondeaux on Lomachenko: We're Calling Your 130 Bluff! Photos: Tomasz Adamek Returns, Defeats Solomon Haumono Duran: If McGregor is Serious, He'll Break Mayweather's Legs Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well Lomachenko's Manager Dares Rigondeaux: Come Up To 130! Broner Trainer: Garcia Is 'No Marcos Maidana, No Shawn Porter' Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title Carlos Negron Drops Derric Rossy Twice, Stops Him in Four Anthony Fowler Eager To Improve Despite Second Win Manny Pacquiao: Horn is No Easy Fight, He's a Tough Opponent Hopkins Rips Mayweather: Shows a Lack of Respect For Boxing! Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement