By Terence Dooley
Carl Froch appeared on Steve Bunce's radio show on Thursday to advertise the release of his autobiography, he also revealed his regrets over a bitter war of words with former undisputed super-middleweight champion Joe Calzaghe. Calzaghe retired with a 46-0 (32) record, he bowed out after defeating Roy Jones in 2008, much to the annoyance of Froch, who tried to bait Joe into an all-British fight by questioning the Welshman's legacy via numerous press releases.
Froch and Calzaghe have since buried the hatchet, with Joe praising Froch publicaly since in recent times and Froch admitting that, "I've sat down and spoke at length with Joe Calzaghe at the Sports Personality awards and he's actually a lovely bloke," when chatting to Bunce (quotes courtesy of livefight.com).
"I wish actually, that I never put the tick in the box, when some of the press releases were put together for me a few years ago. They were put in front of me and I said 'Yeah, go on, send it'. But Calzaghe knows where they came from and like I said he's a good man and he's retired undefeated which not everybody does that - and I'm certainly not going to do that!" joked 'The Cobra', he lost his own 0 to Mikkel Kessler last April.
Froch takes on Glen Johnson in Atlantic City on the 4th of June. It is widely rumoured that Sky TV are to broadcast the fight here in the UK. Welcoming Froch into the fold after a few years out in the cold for the popular Nottingham-based boxer. Who is now self-guided after parting company with promoter Mick Hennessy. A win over Johnson would see Froch take on either Andre Ward or Arthur Abraham in the Super Six final, depending on whether Abraham clears up the issues over the proposed officials for the Ward bout. Two wins and the 33-year-old may find himself returning to the UK as the consensus 168lb champion, with fights against Lucian Bute and Jean Pascal still on the menu for the 27-1 (20) warrior.
Link to Froch's autobiography: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cobra-My-Story-Carl-Froch/dp/0091938295