WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch says he’s ‘deeply honoured’ by the decision from Nottingham City Council to hold a civic reception for him Thursday night at the Council House in the city centre. The Cobra is riding high after avenging his defeat against Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena on May 25 and Froch will address his adoring Nottingham fans after 7pm. “It’s a fantastic gesture from the City Council and a great chance to me to thank the people of Nottingham for their amazing support, not just for the Kessler fight but ever since I began boxing,” said Froch. “It’s a real honour for me to be able to address the city I love like this and I cannot wait for tomorrow night when the fans turn out in their droves to come and see me.”
Carl will be welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham Councillor Merlita Bryan and other dignitaries gathered in his honor. Fans can gather in the Old Market Square to get a chance to see the 35-year-old appear on the Council House balcony with his world title belts to address the crowd.