Anorak News | Carl Froch, Britain’s unknown boxing superstar

Carl Froch, Britain’s unknown boxing superstar

by | 27th, April 2009

carlfroch_209956IN the early hours of Sunday morning, Nottingham’s Carl “The Cobra” Froch produced one of the great comebacks in boxing to beat Jermain Taylor and retain his WBC super-middleweight world title. Taylor was ahead on the judges’ scorecards and would have won the fight, but Froch stopped him with just 14 seconds left of a thrilling 12th and final round.

Not that you’d know. No British TV station aired the fight – Froch’s fans could only watch a live online stream of the world-title clash – though ITV did show it later, on Sunday evening.

Froch is a bona fide world champion but he lacks the box-office appeal of other British world champs, like Ricky Hatton and the now-retired Joe Calzaghe. That’s because he lets his fists do all his talking, and Britain likes a boxer who can also talk with his mouth, even if he’s a lovable loser like Frank Bruno.

Watch the final round from Froch v Taylor below (it’s a thriller)…

Posted: 27th, April 2009 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink