By James Slater
Carl Froch participated in a short open workout in his hometown of Nottingham earlier today, with a few hundred or so fans turning up to see “The Cobra” shadowbox and do pad work in the that was ring erected in the middle of the city. With just five days to go until Froch’s massive rematch with Mikkel Kessler, the 35-year-old also managed to find the time to sign autographs for his adoring fans. Sky Sports cameras were on hand to speak with Froch, and the 30-2(22) warrior, his IBF belt slung over his shoulder, predicted a savage fight at The O2 in London.
“If I’m totally honest, this fight is a 50-50 fight,” Froch stated. “It’s there for me to win and it’s there for me to lose as well. I know it’s going to be very, very tough, it’s going to be brutal, it could be quite vicious and barbaric. But the both of us are in there to do a job, we’re both real tough, strong warriors at the top of our game so it’s a pick ’em fight.”
Despite the closeness of this one, arguably the best match-up of the year so far, Froch is sure he will get the revenge win in the end. “I just need to make sure I’m focused and concentrated this last week and I’ll get the job done in style,” he vowed. Froch leaves for London tomorrow.