Ringside Extra had Carl Froch answering 12 Twitter questions

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Ringside Extra - Carl Froch special

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Carl Froch has done 12 rounds again - this time with fight fans questions!

The Cobra was on Thursday's Ringside to look back at his stunning win over Mikkel Kessler.

But he also made a special appearance on Ringside Extra and had to go the full distance again as fans put him on the spot.

To see the questions and answers from The Cobra, click on the video or simply scroll down...

ROUND ONE

Mark Nightingale @Marknightingal1
Was that the best atmosphere you have experienced in a boxing ring and would you fight again at the O2 arena?

CARL SAYS: I would say most definitely fight again in the O2. Was it the best atmosphere? It was an unbelievable atmosphere and there was close to 20,000 in there which is double what I usually box in front of. But the intensity of the Lucian Bute fight, because it was 100 per cent Nottingham and there was an expectation that I could be beaten by this unbeaten Canadian - and when I started to serve a whooping up on him, everyone just lost their minds and got involved in the moment! It felt more intense that 18,000 at the O2 so it is a flip between Bute and the O2.

ROUND TWO

Gareth McGarry @gaz_mcgarry
Carl how did you celebrate the win?

CARL SAYS: I didn't go on holiday like some people. I've got a new-born baby at home; she's three weeks old my baby Natalie so I am staying at home. I might get my feet up and watch Corrie on the playback too! I'm very exciting!

ROUND THREE

neil james ashcroft @staggie81
When you stumbled in the 11th after Kessler clocked you one, did you think he had you in real trouble?

CARL SAYS: I knew he caught me with a good shot but when you know that it is not usually a shot that hurts you because when you don't know about it, you're on the floor - like in round three against Jermaine Taylor! What happened there? And that is the only time I've been put down in my career. For Kessler, my feet were little bit awkward and I was coming forward but when you are coming forward you do lose your footing and that happens. It does happen and I do have the mark to prove it! But I immediately recovered and put him on the back foot and took the round I thought.

ROUND FOUR

Matthew Ben-Accom @Accers14
Great win Saturday night Cobra - is Kessler the hardest puncher you've faced in your career?

CARL SAYS: He's up there with the top punchers. All the top fighters I have fought over the years are hard punchers - with those 10oz gloves too. It would be unfair to say he was the hardest puncher.

ROUND FIVE

Michael Whytock þ@michael_whytock 1
What was the trickiest fight of your career ? It looked like Andre Dirrell in my opinion - just wanted your thoughts ?

CARL SAYS: Yeah Andre Dirrell was a tricky fighter but I got to him, backed him up and got the win. It was a very close split decision but those type of fighters, like Andre Ward - who is bit of a spoiler - they don't want to give you any room to work in, they will just sit on your chest, nick a few points then keep out of your way. They are the tricky ones, these type of fighters, so maybe Dirrell was the trickiest one. Dare I say domestically Matthew Barney: he has been disqualified and that was a really, really tricky night. I was a bit inexperienced but the British champion, but to fight Barney, who had been in with a few top fighters, I managed to get through a tricky fight and get through it. He has been disqualified a few times, so he was probably trickier than Dirrell.

ROUND SIX

David F. Jamieson @DFJameo
Does Carl think this generation of Super MWs are superior to the Benn/Eubank/Calzaghe/Jones Jnr generation?

CARL SAYS: No, no, no... it's not fair to say we are more superior than any other generation and I don't think you can even include Roy Jones Jnr in the mix because he was phenomenal - far superior to most fighters at his best and on his day, because of his speed, his skill and technique. This guy never got hit with a shot. When he was undisputed super-middleweight champion Roy Jones was for me, the best fighter that ever lived.

ROUND SEVEN

Jake Ramsden @jakeramsden2011
Hi Carl, do you think your two defeats in the super 6 helped improve you as a fighter?
CARL SAYS: Every single fight helps you improve but a defeat? Definitely. It puts an emphasis on improving because you look back on why you were beaten, where you made a mistake. So to answer the question: the two losses in the Super Six did help improve me.

ROUND EIGHT

Grant Harper þ@grantpaulharper
If you could go back and change anything about your career, what would it be ?

CARL SAYS: I could be up for litigation if I give you the wrong answer! But if i can change anything in my career? I've had a fantastic career but nothing is jumping out at me, so not really! The journey I've taken has been a tough and long one... but I got where I wanted to go!

ROUND NINE

Rob Wilson þ@wilson_r 13
Would you consider moving up to light-heavy if you do/don't get Ward or stay at 168 for the rest of your career?

CARL SAYS: I do 168 so easily. I was thinking 'am I struggling, do I have to cut some foods out? Do I have to do some extra miles on the road?' But once I got to about week seven or eight and was walking round at 172lbs (12st 4lbs), I thought to myself 'I am making this weight'. I have been put, genetically, on this planet to be a 168 fighter. I probably won't ever get to light-heavy.

ROUND TEN

steven o'hara @bcfccityisours
Hey, with Groves chomping at your heels, will you give him a shot or let him take your reins when you retire?

CARL SAYS: I wouldn't give anyone anything in boxing: you have to work for it! So no I wouldn't give him a shot. If he does what I did against Joe Calzaghe and becomes a mandatory challenger, number one challenger for one of my belts then of course, I would defend it against anyone. Including... erm... what's his name? Groves.

ROUND ELEVEN

Philip Langley @philip_langley
Would you now class yourself as now the biggest icon in British boxing after two huge wins against Bute and Kessler?

CARL SAYS: The current fighter? Yes! If that's what we're talking about, because I am Britain's pound-for-pound number one - and I didn't put myself there, I was ranked. And obviously, to be involved in those fights of that magnitude, I have to put me up there.

ROUND TWELVE

Connor McMain þ@_ConnorMcMain 1h
What do you see yourself doing in the future? A pundit or a promoter? What would you like to do?

CARL SAYS: Punditry is something I'd like to do. I enjoy talking about boxing; something I am passionate about and throw in my 10 cents worth! But I am a man of many versatilities. I might even take up golf when I've stopped!

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