Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Chocolatito Appears Unlikely For Golovkin-Vanes Card Jessie Vargas Would Fight Broner in Texas - Rejects Idea of Ohio Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me News: Matias vs. Estrella Set, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Castillo, Villa Photos: Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz - Go Face To Face at Presser Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Unification Next, Says Sulaiman Keith Thurman Vacates WBC Title, Garcia-Porter Ordered Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte - WBC Final Eliminator Ordered Hearn: Daniel Jacobs Likes The Jermall Charlo Fight Golovkin: 'We'll See' About Having Canelo Rematch in September Adonis Stevenson: I Look Forward To Knocking Badou Jack Out! Broner-Vargas Telecast Peaked at 891,000 Viewers on Showtime Murray: Warren Does My Head In, Must Stop GGG-Saunders Talk Lewis Ritson vs. Paul Hyland, Josh Kelly vs. Kris George - June 16 Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels Set For June 22, Showtime Dmitry Bivol's Future Plans are Detailed By His Manager Malignaggi Definitely Wants To See a Broner-Vargas Rematch Charlo Wants to Test Himself Against Golovkin 'On the Way Out' Jessie Vargas-Adrien Broner: Afterthoughts Bellew: I'm Ready For War, Ready To Beat David Haye at All Costs Liam Cameron Warns Jenman That He's in For a Real Hard Night Joseph Parker Ready To Face Dillian Whyte To Get Back on Top Horn's Promoter Rips Top Rank For Approaching Crawford-Khan Bellew Fears That it May Take a Death For Boxing To Tackle PEDs Adrien Broner's Post-Fight Antics Create Yet Another Black Cloud GGG Promoter: We Feel Vanes Has Better Credentials Than Spike Francisco Vargas Pushing Hard To Secure Berchelt Rematch Golovkin: Vanes is Not an Easy Fight, This is a Real Guy Photos: Golovkin, Martirosyan - Square-Up at Media Workout Gary Russell: I Don't See Joseph Diaz Fight Being a Long Night Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Vanes Martirosyan - Go Face To Face Photos: Jessie Magdaleno Putting in Work for Isaac Dogboe Photos: Pacquiao, Matthysse - Face To Face at Petronas Towers Tony Bellew: I Had Meetings With UFC Stevenson vs. Jack Now Heads To Toronto, Not Montreal Malignaggi: Charlo and Davis Can Hang With GGG and Loma CompuBox By The Numbers: 4/21 Showtime & ESPN+ Andrzej Fonfara vs. Ismayl Sillakh on June 16 in Warsaw Konstantin Ponomarev, Ismael Barroso Return on 5/12 in Riga Conlan Can Get Olympics Revenge as Nikitin Inks With Top Rank
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement