Carl Froch has warned Yusaf Mack to expect a champion in perfect condition when the Englishman defends his IBF super middleweight title for the first time at the Capital Arena in Nottingham on Saturday(Nov 17) night.
The American challenger insists he will take the title back to the US but Froch has told Sky Sports News, he has no intention of giving up his title just yet. "I’m not going to let that(title) go for anybody," Froch said. "If Yusaf Mack thinks he can come over here and take my belt off me, he’s in for a terrible, terrible shock.
"The training camp’s gone excellent, I’m feeling ready, I’m on the weight. The weigh-in is on Friday but I’m ready now. These last couple of days I’ll relax, get my mind focused and get myself where I need to be mentally to do the business on Saturday night."
Froch added: "I’ve got to take this guy very, very seriously. He knows what it’s like to fight for a world title, and he know’s what it’s like to lose. But he’s coming into the lions’ den in Nottingham and he knows what to expect from me.
"He will be well-prepared. He’s coming over from Philadelphia, a tough place to live and be brought up, especially the boxing scene. He’s going to be rough, tough, confident, brave, and he’s going to have a real go.
"I’m taking it very seriously, but I’m confident I’ve got the tools, the experience and everything I need to do the business."
November 13, 2012