Froch: I'll win it for Britain - 17/12/2011
COBRA wants to stop the UK’s losing rot
Carl Froch says he will put British boxing back on the map tomorrow night with a victory over Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six.
Froch and Ward meet in Atlantic City live on Sky Sports and The Cobra is aiming to end 2011 on a high for British boxing, after a number of UK fighters suffered defeat on foreigh soil.
The likes of David Haye, Darren Barker and Matthew Macklin have all lost fights away from home this year, and only Froch and Amir Khan have managed victories. Khan came unstuck in his Washington scrap with Lamont Peterson last weekend, and Froch says that he will strike back for UK boxing at the Boardwalk Hall.
“We’re due a win, aren’t we?” said Froch – who weighed in half a pound lighter than on the 168 limit of Ward. “If you’re on a roulette table, eventually a red will come in. We’ve had eight blacks on the spin and we’re fighting in a casino town.
“I need to bite down on to my gumshield even harder if I can because I’ve got to restore Britain’s pride.
“Boxers are going away and not getting decisions and are losing. It’s not looking good for us as a nation. That puts even more pressure on me now. But I don’t mind that at all. I love the adrenalin from that.
“I desperately want to put us back on the world map. We can’t be a nation of losers.”
Kell Brook and his US debut opponent Luis Galarza made the weight for their chief support ten-rounder, and Brook says he cannot wait to get in the ring and put on a show.
“It’s a new audience for me and first impressions always count,” said Brook. “I’ve trained supremely hard for this and I am treating this fight like it’s a World title showdown as that’s the level I feel I will be operating at in 2012.”