Last month, at age 38, four-time super middleweight champion Carl Froch, from Nottingham, England, UK, has officially announced his retirement.
The British fighter enjoyed a successful career for fourteen years. His professional ring record stands at 33 wins and 2 losses, with 24 by knockout.
His only losses were to Mikkel Kessler in 2010, which he avenged three years later, and to Andre Ward in 2011 in the final of the Super Middleweight Six World Boxing Classic Tournament. The judges’ scores in the Ward fight were 115-113, 115-113, 118-110 … my unofficial scorecard was 117-111 for the winner Ward.
His most notable wins were over Jean Pascal in 2008, Jermain Taylor in 2009, Andre Dirrell in 2009, Arthur Abraham in 2010, Glen Johnson in 2011, Lucian Bute in 2012, and George Groves in 2013 and 2014.
Froch was listed on everyone’s best top10 “pound for pound” list, and in my most recent (June 2015) ranking he was number nine.
The boxing world will certainly miss this great champion Carl Froch, as he plans to move on to be an analyst with the British TV network Sky Sports. May he enjoy a long and healthy retirement with his partner Rachael, five-year-old son Rocco, and two-year-old daughter Natalia; and expecting a third child next month in September – Congratulations!