Froch defends IBF super-middleweight title by KO'ing Yusaf Mack in third round
British boxing star Carl Froch furthered his quest to be rated in the top five pound-for-pound boxers in the world after he defended his IBF super-middleweight title.
Froch knocked out American opponent Yusaf Mack after two minutes and 30 seconds of the third round at the Capital FM Arena in his home city of Nottingham before 10,000 raucous, adoring supporters, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, Froch was clearly raring to go, riled by Mack's pre-fight description of him as a 'fake Joe Calzaghe', and had the Pennsylvanian on the canvas in the first round with a flurry of punishing punches.
"As soon as the doors opened to the arena and the crowd erupted, I was ready to go. The crowd in Nottingham is unbelievable. I was a bit cautious at first but I soon found my range. There's always a chance in a two-horse race but Mack never had much chance. I am a level up," Froch said.
It was the 35-year-old Froch's 30th win of his 32-fight career and he will now honour an obligation for a rematch with Canada-based Romanian Lucian Bute in Montreal, the paper said.
Froch regained his title by beating Bute in May, the paper added.