Carl Froch believes Yusaf Mack will be given a 'terrible shock' on Saturday night

Last Updated: 14/11/12 10:28am

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Carl Froch: Sent out chilling warning to challenger Yusaf Mack (pic Lawrence Lustig)

Carl Froch: Sent out chilling warning to challenger Yusaf Mack (pic Lawrence Lustig)

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Carl Froch insists Yusaf Mack will be given a 'terrible shock' when the two super-middleweights collide on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Froch makes the first defence of his IBF title in his hometown of Nottingham, which was the scene of his whirlwind five-round stoppage win over Lucian Bute in May.

The Cobra has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters in the sport and he is determined to serve up another explosive display against American Mack this weekend.

"I'm expecting an electric atmosphere and an unbelievable night," Froch told Sky Sports News HD.

"This fight is being aired on HD and 3D on Sky so it's going to be good for the viewers and I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to put on a big show like I usually do, entertain the crowd and do what I need to do to retain my IBF super-middleweight world title.

"I'm not going to let that go for anybody. If Yusaf Mack thinks he can come over here and take my belt off me, he's in for a terrible, terrible shock because I'm in there to do the business and I'm serious.

"The training camp has gone excellent, I'm feeling ready, I'm on the weight. The weigh-in is on Friday, but I'm ready now."

Bute failed to impress when he returned to the ring with a points win over Denis Grachev earlier this month and Froch feels his crushing win took its toll on the Canada-based Romanian.

"The result was that devastating for Bute, it's difficult to see what he can do in terms of going back to the drawing board and seeing where he went wrong and how he can right that wrong.

"Looking at his last fight, he did what he needed to do, he got the win. He finished strong which is always a good sign. It's positive that he finished round 11 and 12 and he looked good doing so.

"But he didn't seem himself in that fight. I'm wondering if that punishing fight that I gave him, took a lot out of him."

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