Carl Froch satisfied after knockout win over Yusaf Mack on home turf

Last Updated: 18/11/12 8:00am

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Carl Froch admitted his third round knockout win over Yusaf Mack went almost perfectly to plan.

The 35-year-old had way too much for his American opponent, knocking him down twice with some clubbing body shots en route to retaining his IBF super-middleweight title in Nottingham.

"I was a bit cautious early on but then I found my range," said Froch.

"I trained for 12 weeks to fight whoever and Yusaf Mack did not really have much of a chance."
Carl Froch

"I could see what was coming back, he's quite quick with the overhand right and left hook, but I did what I had to do.

"I trained for 12 weeks to fight whoever and Yusaf Mack did not really have much of a chance. When I am in there on fire like I was tonight I think I am unbeatable, I really do.

"I think I am a level above Mack but anyone can give you a fight if you are not on your A game and I made sure every time I step through that rope I turn up fully prepared."

Froch also paid tribute to his home-town crowd, adding: "The support in Nottingham is absolutely unbelievable.

"I was a little bit low when it got put back for 15, 20 minutes. I had already warmed up, I was sharp and got the adrenalin going and that went.

"But as soon as the doors opened and the crowd erupted that was it, the adrenalin was back and I was ready to go."

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