By Terence Dooley
WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch has confirmed to Livefight that his bout with Glen Johnson will take place at Altantic City's Boardwalk Hall on June 4th. Froch had attempted to use his own cash to bring the fight to Nottingham but is now resigned to his third consecutive fight on the road. Ironically, Johnson is known as 'The Road Warrior' yet it is Froch who has to pick up his kit bag and fly out in order to take part in the Super Six semi-final showdown.
"I suppose disappointed is the wrong word technically, because from the outset the contract stipulated America for the semi-final and finals , but I thought it might have been worth a punt on behalf of my loyal fans to put a little case together for Nottingham. Dirrell aside, those Cobra fans have racked up the air miles over the last couple of years, so at the very least I had to explore any potential for it to be local," said Froch when speaking to Livefight.
A win for Froch would see him rack up a few more air miles. Andre Ward fights Arthur Abraham on May 14. 'Son Of God' is having to travel a longer distance than usual for that one, with the fight taking place in Carson, California rather than Ward's usual Oakland stomping ground. Many expect a Ward-Froch final, despite the international slant behind the Super Six the last match is likely to take place in the United States, although Ward may have to travel further afield for the final fight in order to give it a semblance of neutrality.
Certainly, Froch believes that he is destined to take on Andre and that a win over Ward would give him one of the best British records of recent times. He said, "No other Brit has fought the fights I've ever done in succession. Pascal, Taylor, Dirrell, Kessler, Abraham, now Johnson and then Andre Ward. Many fight one or two over a career - not seven names on the trot."
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