September 3, 2013 - 14:27 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Four-time world champion professional boxer, the unified IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion, and former two-time WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch announced he will carry on boxing into his forties, according to BoxingScene.com.
Froch, nicknamed The Cobra, is now 36 – but reckons he is fit enough to carry on for at least the next four years.
“As long as the desire is there, you can keep boxing into your forties. I am a very young 36, I think I am genetically gifted. I stay at my weight very easily,” he told The Daily Star.
Froch reckons he can avoid burn-out in his late thirties because he was a late starter in the professional fight game.
He is eager for a rematch with Andre Ward. “I didn’t turn pro until I was 25. I have never been hurt in a fight, I’ve never been knocked out. As long as the desire and motivation to get up in the morning and go for a run is there then I’ll be able to get in the ring and not get hurt.”
Froch regained the WBC super-middleweight title with a unanimous points win over Arthur Abraham in the Super Six series in Helsinki in November 2010.
"I am so, so proud of myself. I've done this for my son Rocco - he is five months old and he is going to look back on this fight with me. It's unbelievable: I've got this title back and I've got my son at home waiting for me and I'm elated," he said after the bout.
He is set to defend his IBF and WBA world super-middleweight titles against fellow Englishman George Groves in Manchester on November 23.
"This 'Battle of Britain' is a fascinating fight between a true legend of British boxing in Carl Froch and a superb young talent in George Groves," the BBC quoted promoter Eddie Hearn as saying.
Groves, 25, was on the undercard of that Froch-Kessler fight and knocked out Uruguay's Noe Gonzalez Alcoba to become the mandatory challenger to Froch's IBF title. He is unbeaten in 19 fights and his wins include 15 knockouts.