At the age of 38, and options running out quickly for ‘The Cobra’, is the most popular British fighter around right now about to hang up the gloves once and for all?
Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch has probably been the most entertaining British fighter over the last decade.
With his sometimes near non existent defence and and granite like chin he seems to somehow always end up in a real war.
As Sky Sports commentator Nick Halling once said,
You Just can’t take your eyes off a Carl Froch fight!
Since beating Jean Pascal over 12 rounds for the vacant WBC world title back in 2008 Carl has been on a run of 12 back to back world title fights losing only twice on points against Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward.
Carl hasn’t had a fight since knocking out George Groves at Wembley in May 2014. He was holding out for a big money Las Vegas fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr but when Chavez lost a fight this year the bout lost credibility.
The options for Carl were limited. He could fight for the title he recently gave up and take on James Degale, have another shot at Andre Ward to try and level the score or take on the very dangerous Gennady Golovkin.
Carl’s promoter Eddie Hearn has recently stated that it looks very much like retirement will be the choice made for Carl as he isn’t interested in a Ward fight in the USA and Ward won’t travel to the UK. Froch isn’t interested in a James Degale fight and talks with Golovkin’s camp have hit a brick wall.
I’ve spoken to Golovkin’s manager Tom Loeffler and Carl still hasn’t decided if he’s fighting again yet,If he does fight again, there’s a very good chance it will be against Golovkin but at the moment there’s nothing.
I think now there’s a strong possibility he will retire. People are saying he has to hurry up and make his mind up, but he will make up his mind when he wants to.
There’s also the possibility of a big domestic fight against James DeGale for a world title to consider, but my gut feeling is that he will not fight again.
Boxing fans would love to see him fight again, but if he hasn’t got the desire he definitely shouldn’t get back in the ring again. If he wants to fight again he will, if he doesn’t, what a way to go out last time against Groves in front of 80,000 at Wembley.