Carl “The Cobra” Froch was born in Nottingham, England on July 2nd in 1977. In 2001 Froch won the bronze medal in the middleweight division at the World Amateur Championships. A little under a year later Froch made his professional boxing debut in London and won via 4th round TKO.
In 2008 Froch captured his first world title winning the vacant WBC super middleweight belt with a unanimous decision victory over Jean Pascal. After two successful title defenses Froch lost for the first time when he was on the wrong end of a 12 round unanimous decision against Mikkel Kessler.
An injury forced Kessler to relinquish the WBC title and Froch recaptured the vacant title with a 12 round unanimous decision victory over “King” Arthur Abraham. Froch then lost the title via unanimous decision for a second time when he lost to Andre Ward in 2011. Froch won his next 5 fights and added two more world titles to his resume winning the IBF & WBA super middleweight championships before announcing his retirement in 2015.