Carl Froch is backing Jason Booth to give Nottingham another world champion next month. Booth (35-5) challenges for the Canadian’s (32-1) IBF belt at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on September 11th. Froch who lost his WBC crown to Mikkel Kessler in April is currently preparing for an October showdown against Arthur Abraham. ‘The Cobra’ reckons he and recovering alcoholic Booth will score a big East Midlands double. Froch said: “I have known Jason since we were kids fighting as amateurs. His story is one you couldn’t make up and to see him back, doing himself and Nottingham proud is fantastic.”
Molitor has already beaten Booth’s brother Nicky and in his first reign as IBF king beat up Michael Hunter in Hartlepool.
Froch added: “Molitor is a world class operator as his record proves. I think if Jason can overcome what he’s already done in life, then he can upset Molitor. Booth is in the form and the opportunity has come at the right time.”