Carl Froch ready for unbeaten Pascal

Following a number of set backs Carl Froch will finally fight for "the best belt in the world" when he takes on Canada's Jean Pascal for the WBC Super middlweight title on Saturday 6th December. Speaking on Setanta Sports News during Steve Bunce's Boxing Hour Froch expressed his relief at having found a credible opponent. "It's what I've been waiting for for the past 18 months, since I became mandatory to Joe Calzaghe's belt. It's been difficult, sitting back, waiting in the wings for something to happen..

"To finally be matched up with a top, credible fighter like Jean Pascal is great. Great for the fight fans and great for myself.

"It's been frustrating but we're through that now."

Froch knows that Pascal poses a serious threat and compared the 25 year-old's style to that of American legend Roy Jones Junior.

"The way he throws his punches and is very elusive is similar. I've seen him do some good stuff. He's unbeaten, he's young and hungry and he's going to want to have a swing up.

"We're taking him very seriously and anybody who turns out for a WBC title fight is going to be super fit."

Haye vs Barrett

David Haye has announced his first heavyweight opponent. His trainer and manager Adam Booth today confirmed that the Hayemaker will take on Monte ‘Two Gunz’ Barrett at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 15th November.

Speaking exclusively on Steve Bunce’ Boxing Hour on Setanta Sports News Booth revealed that the deal had been done and described Barrett as a man with “big balls.”

“Barrett’s the type of guy who knocks out prospects. But he loses to people like Wladimir Klitschko after seven rounds.

“The one thing about Barrett is he’s got fast hands and he whacks hard. He’s a good mover as well, and when he knocked out Tye Fields a few weeks ago all he could do was scream David’s name.”

Booth added that this was the “fight fans’ fight.”

“If you go on the internet all the fans keep saying is “don’t go for Chapman, don’t fight Maskaev, fight Barrett.”

“I’ve been watching him over the past few weeks and David turned round to me and said “get him, I want to fight him. Do what you have to.

“It’s a good step for David as Barrett poses new problems. He’s a 16 and a half stone man with fast fists and good power.”

Article posted on 25.09.2008

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