Carl Froch has been making the headlines lately with his bizarre claims like “the earth is flat” and “NASA is fake.” However, we are not here today to scrutinise his beliefs.
We are here in commemoration of his brilliant boxing career, which has earned him the status of a legend. What’s his record? What is he up to these days? What’s his net worth?
All your Carl Froch questions will be answered in the following paragraphs.
The Cobra’s Record
Carl Froch record puts him on par with some of the greatest boxers to have ever embraced the industry. Here’s a fight by fight breakdown of his entire career.
|No.||Result||Record||Opponent||Type||Round, time||Date||Location||Achievements & Losses|
|35||Win||33–2||George Groves||KO||8 (12), 2:28||31 May 2014||Wembley Stadium, London, England||Retained WBA (Unified) and IBF super-middleweight belts|
|34||Win||32–2||George Groves||TKO||9 (12), 1:33||23 Nov 2013||Phones4u Arena, Manchester, England||Retained WBA (Unified) and IBF super-middleweight titles|
|33||Win||31–2||Mikkel Kessler||UD||12||25 May 2013||The O2 Arena, London, England||Retained IBF super-middleweight title;|
Became WBA (Unified) super-middleweight champion
|32||Win||30–2||Yusaf Mack||KO||3 (12), 2:30||17 Nov 2012||Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained IBF super-middleweight title|
|31||Win||29–2||Lucian Bute||TKO||5 (12), 1:05||27 May 2012||Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Became IBF super-middleweight champion|
|30||Loss||28–2||Andre Ward||UD||12||17 Dec 2011||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US||Lost WBC super-middleweight title;|
For WBA (Super), vacant The Ring and lineal super middleweight titles;
Super Six World Boxing Classic: final
|29||Win||28–1||Glen Johnson||MD||12||4 Jun 2011||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, US||Retained WBC super-middleweight title;|
Super Six World Boxing Classic: semi-final
|28||Win||27–1||Arthur Abraham||UD||12||27 Nov 2010||Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland||Won vacant WBC super-middleweight title;|
Super Six World Boxing Classic: group stage 3
|27||Loss||26–1||Mikkel Kessler||UD||12||24 Apr 2010||MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark||Lost WBC super-middleweight title;|
Super Six World Boxing Classic: group stage 2
|26||Win||26–0||Andre Dirrell||SD||12||17 Oct 2009||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained WBC super-middleweight title;|
Super Six World Boxing Classic: group stage 1
|25||Win||25–0||Jermain Taylor||TKO||12 (12), 2:46||25 Apr 2009||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, US||Retained WBC super-middleweight title|
|24||Win||24–0||Jean Pascal||UD||12||6 Dec 2008||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Won vacant WBC super-middleweight title|
|23||Win||23–0||Albert Rybacki||TKO||4 (12), 2:35||10 May 2008||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England|
|22||Win||22–0||Robin Reid||RTD||5 (12), 3:00||9 Nov 2007||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained British super-middleweight title|
|21||Win||21–0||Sergey Tatevosyan||TKO||2 (12), 2:54||23 Mar 2007||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England|
|20||Win||20–0||Tony Dodson||KO||3 (12), 2:55||24 Nov 2006||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles|
|19||Win||19–0||Brian Magee||KO||11 (12), 1:21||26 May 2006||York Hall, London, England||Retained British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles|
|18||Win||18–0||Dale Westerman||TKO||9 (12), 1:45||17 Feb 2006||York Hall, London, England||Retained Commonwealth super-middleweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Ruben Groenewald||TKO||5 (12), 2:25||2 Dec 2005||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained Commonwealth super-middleweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Matthew Barney||PTS||12||9 Jul 2005||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained British and Commonwealth super-middleweight titles|
|15||Win||15–0||Henry Porras||TKO||8 (10), 0:56||21 Apr 2005||The Avalon, Los Angeles, California, US|
|14||Win||14–0||Damon Hague||TKO||1 (12), 2:10||24 Sep 2004||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained Commonwealth super-middleweight title;|
Won vacant British super-middleweight title
|13||Win||13–0||Mark Woolnaugh||TKO||11 (12), 1:47||2 Jun 2004||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained Commonwealth super-middleweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Charles Adamu||PTS||12||12 Mar 2004||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Became Commonwealth super-middleweight champion|
|11||Win||11–0||Dmitry Adamovich||TKO||2 (8), 1:07||30 Jan 2004||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England|
|10||Win||10–0||Alan Page||TKO||7 (10), 1:40||28 Nov 2003||Storm Arena, Derby, England||Won vacant English super-middleweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Vage Kocharyan||PTS||8||4 Oct 2003||Alexandra Palace, London, England|
|8||Win||8–0||Michael Monaghan||TKO||3 (8), 2:18||16 Apr 2003||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England|
|7||Win||7–0||Varuzhan Davtyan||TKO||5 (8), 1:44||5 Mar 2003||York Hall, London, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Valery Odin||TKO||6 (8), 2:15||28 Jan 2003||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England|
|5||Win||5–0||Mike Duffield||TKO||1 (6), 1:14||21 Dec 2002||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, London, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Paul Bonson||PTS||6||25 Oct 2002||York Hall, London, England|
|3||Win||3–0||Darren Covell||TKO||1 (6), 2:03||23 Aug 2002||York Hall, London, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Ojay Abrahams||KO||1 (6), 2:18||10 May 2002||York Hall, London, England|
|1||Win||1–0||Michael Pinnock||TKO||4 (6), 2:03||16 Mar 2002||York Hall, London, England|
Carl Froch Net Worth
Carl Froch record shows that he was blessed with a stunning career. He has won 33 of his 35 bouts, which had brought in substantial earnings in purse money. His biggest paydays, however,came in the concluding stages of his career.
To be precise, the last three years of his career are the financial highlight of his career. He pocketed his highest winnings from his showpiece rematch with George Groves at Wembley.
His earnings amassed to a whopping $13m from that fight, eclipsing his previous best of $5m, which also came against Groves when the duo had originally fought. Froch’s 2013 win over Mikkel Kessler resulted in a $4m payday for the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Currently, Carl Froch works with Sky Sports as a commentator and pundit. Froch is also a partypoker ambassador since 2015 and spends a lot of time playing online poker.
It was rumoured that he was due to appear in a film alongside Hollywood star Jason Statham but that didn’t happen. At present, Froch has a net worth of $20m.
Carl Froch Top 3 Fights
Before drawing the curtain on his illustrious career in 2015, Carl Froch had achieved some phenomenal feats. The Nottingham native had been crowned champions in IBF, WBA, and WBC. The same titles current champion Canelo Alvarez
In each of these competitions, he had retained the title for a minimum of three years. In a career that spanned from 2002 to 2014, he was involved in some classic duels in the ring. We have highlighted three of those here.
Carl Froch vs. George Groves
George Groves couldn’t accept his defeat to Carl Froch when the duo had first fought in 2013 and had pushed for a rematch ever since.
His persistence did earn him a second meeting with Froch a year later, which went on to become the most anticipated boxing event in post World War Two.
In the first fight between the two, the referee made a controversial call and handed a technical knockout in Froch’s favour. The decision was instantaneously challenged by Groves and his supporters, and it continued to be a point of debate.
The narrative of what could have happened if the referee hadn’t made that particular decision grew stronger and stronger.
The rematch, which was being promoted as Unfinished Business, shaped out to be a colossal showdown.
Froch vs Groves Revisited
The search for a befitting venue to host the game ended in the Wembley Stadium-the Mecca of British sports. The Froch-Groves encounter was the first boxing match to take place in the new Wembley since its 2007 inauguration.
A jam-packed Wembley crowd of 80,000 witnessed the bout live on May 31, 2014. This broke the attendance record for preceding boxing matches in the UK. A host of celebrities flocked at Wembley to enjoy the fight.
In the eighth round, Froch repeatedly tried to catch Groves on the ropes. And it was Froch, who landed the deciding punch. Groves blocked Froch’s left arm hook, which gave the latter a right-arm opening.
Froch’s lightning-fast reflex resulted in a conclusive right-hand punch that threw Groves hard on the canvas.
This time there was no controversy involved as Charlie Flitch, the referee, signalled a knockout. Froch landed 96 of his 349 punches on his Groves, maintaining a 28% accuracy.
Groves, on the other hand, had a higher accuracy rate as he threw 126 successful punches out of 314 attempts, which resulted in a 40% accuracy rate.
Groves also had higher accuracy rates in jabs and power punches, but that statistics rendered meaningless at the end.
Froch defended his WBA and IBF title, and eventually, he recognised this fight as the pinnacle of his career. This was the last fight he participated in, as he announced his retirement shortly afterwards.
Carl Froch vs. Jermain Taylor (2009)
Carl Froch delivered one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history to deny Jermain Taylor a victory, which would have resulted in a transfer of the WBC Super Middleweight Championship honour.
The fight between Carl Froch and Jermain Taylor saw the most exhilarating end to a championship bout since Julio Caesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor.
In their 1990 duel, Chavez remarkably salvaged a victory against Meldrick Taylor, with only 2 seconds left on the clock. Froch had to produce something similar to reverse the balance of the tie to his favour. Doing so, the Cobra retained his WBC championship belt against the top-ranked fighter in the division.
Jermain Taylor pushed Froch to the brink of a defeat and might have felt convinced that he did enough to strip the belt off of his opponent. Taylor outscored the Nottingham man in two scorecards and also knocked him out in the third round. All he needed to do at that point, is to survive a few more seconds in the ring.
Froch vs. Taylor 12th Round
Being on the back foot for the majority of the fight, the odds continued to stack against Froch as the fight progressed. Entering the 12th round, he knew that nothing but a knockout would be enough to keeping hold of his belt.
To add more to his adversities, the Connecticut audience devoted their full support to their compatriot combatant.
However, the tables turned in the final seconds of the game. All of a sudden, Froch managed to overcome the fatigue that kept seeping over and channel a furious drive to take out his opponent.
He launched a flurry of punches that made the Arkansas-born down on his feet. With only 14 seconds to go, Froch knocked out Taylor and won a tie that had been nothing short a stern test of his composure and quality.
Carl Froch vs. Lucian Bute (2012)
Carl Froch record indicates that defeat was an out of the ordinary phenomenon for him. Having lost only twice in his 35-fight career, it is safe to say that he didn’t have much experience coping with failure.
So, when he was scheduled to take on the invincible Lucian Bute, after a demoralising defeat to Andre Ward in the Super Six final, many had predicted that he is not psychologically ready for this encounter.
Bute had come to Nottingham with a spotless 30-bout record. Up to that point, he remained undefeated and held the IBF super-middleweight title.
Froch, who was still licking his wounds, had home turf advantage, but would it be enough to overcome such a warrior?
It turned out that it was more than enough. Perhaps, the defeat to Ward gave him an insatiable drive to win. He brutally overpowered Bute and defeated him within five rounds to reclaim the IBF honour for the third time.
Mrs Froch – Wife
Carl Froch has been in a longstanding relationship with British glamour model Rachael Cordingly, who is currently known as Rachael Froch after the couple decided to tie the knot in 2019. The couple has three kids including two daughters and a son.
Carl Froch – Brother
Carl Froch has two brothers; Lee Froch and Wayne Froch. Lee, who is three years elder than Carl, is also a boxer.
But, alcoholism proved to be a great obstacle in his career progression and he never reached the heights his brother did as a boxer. After three years of sobriety, he won the semi-professional EBF heavyweight title in 2018.
When he retired, it seemed obvious to many that Carl Froch still had a few good years left in him as a boxer. Maybe he wanted to go out on a high and solidify his legacy as one of the best boxers of all time.
However, in recent years, he has hinted towards a comeback. If he does throw his hat into the ring again, it would be a delight for all boxing aficionados.