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[VIDEO] A Nottingham Demolition: Carl Froch KO3 Yusef Mack

IBF super middlweight champion Carl Froch makes short work of Yusef Mack.

NOTTINGHAM, UK — IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch wasted no time battering an overmatched Yusef Mack from the opening bell in route to a third round KO at the Capital FM Arena.

Fighting again before his hometown fans following a signature TKO of Lucian Bute, Froch hurt Mack in the opening round with a massive left hook and right hand through the guard to score a knockdown. Mack survived the round and did marginally better in the second but still lost the round handily by absorbing an array of power shots. Froch continued the pressure in the third, landing a digging right cross to the body followed by a compact left hook that kept Mack on his knees for the 10 count.

“If anyone comes to the ring below par, that’s what’s going to happen to them,” said Froch, who called out Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler, the only two men who hold victories over him.

Froch will first be required to face Lucian Bute in a contracted rematch in Montreal for early 2013.


Well, at least Carl Froch got a decent workout from this. No one gave Mack much of a chance despite his pre-fight bravado, and just a minute into the fight we were reminded why most, including myself, knew this was going to be a short night. Mack already wasn’t the most durable guy and thinking he could move down in weight after not competing at 168 since 2007 was foolish. After Froch gets done with Bute, a Kessler rematch would be a great option. I know Froch really wants to avenge the Ward loss, but Andre is just a class above everyone in the super-middleweight.

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