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Froch: I'm like a caveman - 18/11/2011

COBRA coiled for Andre Ward showdown

Carl Froch is full confident that victory against Andre Ward on December 17 in Atlantic City will see him crowned the undisputed Super Middleweight champion.

Froch puts his WBC belt on the line at the Boardwalk Hall and hopes to walk away with Ward’s WBA strap and the Super Six World Boxing Classic winner’s trophy, with the live action on Sky Sports.

Froch is focused on adding Ward's WBA belt to his WBC strap on October 29
Froch is focused on adding Ward's WBA belt to his WBC strap on October 29

The fight was initially set for October 29, but Ward was forced to pull out after getting cut in sparring. Froch briefly put his preparations on ice but now the Nottingham star told the assembled media at an workout session at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield that he will be in Ward’s face from the first bell.

“I'm tough and strong, I'm like a caveman ready to tear someone apart,” said Froch. “I'm going to walk forward, hit him hard and often, and I just feel with his lack of punching power he'll struggle to hold me off.

“The winner of this fight will be the WBC and WBA champion and they'll be talking about a fight with (IBF champion) Lucian Bute but he's out of the equation really, he's not up there with the best in the world like me and Ward.”

The Super Six final is the culmination of a phenomenal run of fights for the 34 year-old, has fought Andre Dirrell, Mikkel Kessler, Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson en route to the Ward clash, and believes that record speaks for itself.

“The fights I've had, as far as I'm concerned, put me at the top of the world,” said Froch. “But this fight will cement it in concrete so I can look anybody in the eye and say I'm the best Super-Middleweight on the planet, bar none.

“I had a big feeling I'd meet Ward in the final. He's got speed, good reflexes, very quick, but he's not a big puncher and I'm going to try and use that to my advantage.

“But I can't just march forward into him because he's very fast, got a very good jab and he's an Olympic gold medallist and unbeaten as a professional; I'm taking him very, very seriously.

“He's a formidable force, a great fighter and I need to be on my A game.”