Carl Froch: "I would knock either of Berrio or Bute out"

Carl Froch is moving nearer to the main prize: a fight against the winner of Mikkel Kessler-Joe Calzaghe. The Cobra’ defends his British Title for the fourth time against former world champion Robin Reid in his home city of Nottingham on a Hennessy Sports show in association with on November 9. Sky Sports will televise live..

Ticket sales for the event at the Nottingham Arena are already impressive and Froch, who is unbeaten in 21 fights with 17 KOs, is looking forward to fighting the winner of Calzaghe-Kessler as early as possible next year.

He is in a great position with the WBC to be potentially made mandatory challenger for the winner of Calzaghe-Kessler after he destroyed highly-rated Russian Sergey Tatevosyan in two rounds in his last fight in March. It was Froch’s fifith successive KO win.

Colombian Alejandro Berrio makes the first defence of the IBF world title against Canadian Lucian Bute in Montreal on Friday.

But Froch, a former world amateur star, believes the division’s top three elite fighters are in action next month when he takes on Reid a week after Calzaghe-Kessler in Cardiff on November 3.

“The three best super-middleweights in the world are in action within a week of each other in Britain and I should face the winner of Calzaghe-Kessler early next year,” said Froch.

“I would stop either of Berrio or Bute, but it’s the WBC title and either Calzaghe or Kessler who I am going for.

“I stopped Henry Porras in eight rounds two years ago, someone who had knocked out Berrio. In my last fight I utterly destroyed Sergey Tatevosyan, who Lucian Bute had to go to points with two months earlier.

“So the stats say it all. Lucian Bute is not a massive puncher and has not been hit by someone like me yet.

“Tatevosyan told me after our fight I’m better and stronger than Lucian Bute and I wouldn’t be too worried about fighting him or Berrio.

“Kessler and Calzaghe would be tough fights for me and Lucian Bute or Berrio are not in the same league. I would fancy I would knock either of Berrio or Bute out.

“I would fancy my chances strongly against either of Calzaghe or Kessler too, and am looking forward to that fight being made next year. Beating Reid will be a stepping stone to a major world title fight and he will be another impressive name on my record.”

Hennessy Sports in association with Proudly Present
Friday 9th NOVEMBER 2007.
Doors 6pm, Boxing Starts 6.30pm.

Ticket Prices:
£25 Unreserved Tiered & Reserved Floor
£30 Premium Tiered
£75 Outer Ringside
£125 Ringside

For Tickets:
Call the Box Office on: 0870 121 0123
Book via the web:

Carl Froch (Nottingham) vs Robin Reid (Runcorn)
12 x 3 – British Super Middleweight Title
John Murray (Manchester) vs Dean Hickman (West Bromwich)
10 x 3 – English Lightweight / WBC Youth Titles.

Esham Pickering (Newark) vs Sean Hughes (Pontefract)
8 x 3 Super Bantamweight

Adnan Amar (Nottingham) vs Darren Gethin (Walsall)
10 x 3 Midlands Area Welterweight Title

Paul David (Sheffield) vs Michael Monaghan (Nottingham)
10 x 3 – Midlands Area Super Middleweight Title

Andrew Singh Kooner (Birmingham/ Toronto Canada) vs Andy Bell (Nottingham)
8 x 3 – Bantamweight

Amir Unsworth (Warrington) vs Leonard Lothian (Northampton)
4 x 3 - Light Welterweight

Kelly Oliver (Lincoln) vs TBA
4 x 3 Cruiser Weight

Article posted on 18.10.2007

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