Is 2009 The Year of the Cobra In Boxing? Carl Froch Hopes So

Russell HorneCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2008

British boxer Carl "The Cobra" Froch has had to wait for everything he has got, this is the fighter who had the indignity of having the top 10 ranked fighters in his division refuse to fight him and he proved good things come to those who wait with his dispatching of Jean Pascal on points last Saturday night to claim the WBC Super Middleweight belt vacated by Joe Calzaghe.


The Nottingham lad is tall, rangy and  aggressive fighter and makes life difficult for himself at times in the ring with his all out boxing style but this has endeared him hugely to his legion of Nottinghambased fans. He currently has a 24-0 (19 by KO) record after his latest fight and is described by no lower a boxing authority as Barry McGuigan as “arguably the best Super Middleweight in the world.”

Many believe it is time "The Cobra" endeared himself to the rest of the world by fighting over in the USA, make no mistake he is good enough for a stage that big.


In the aftermath of the undefeated boxers win against Canadian Pascal the talk was about a fight with legend Joe Calzaghe. However with Joe talking about calling it a day and retiring perhaps Froch should make the step up to Light Heavyweight but instead have his promoter focus on the sensational Chad Dawson or even the Dane Mikkel Kessler.


Whilst many in the USA might not even have heard of Carl Froch, British boxing’s has done enough in the states to have people take notice of our talents especially after Hatton, Haye and Calzaghe’s emphatic defeats of Malinaggi, Barrett, and Jones Jr.

Whilst their success is not necessarily a barometer of how well Froch will do the 31 year old is the current WBC Super Middleweight belt holder and has done more than enough to prove he is every piece as good a fighter as his fellow countrymen are.


With The Cobras low guard unorthodox style, and ability to unleash a knock out punch at any given moment he is box office gold.