Born: July 2, 1977
Born on July 2, 1977 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK.
Following a successful 88-8 amateur career, Froch turned professional in 2002. He captured the BBBofC and Commonwealth super middleweight belts before defeating Jean Pascal (W 12) for the vacant WBC super middleweight title in 2008. He defended the championship against Jermain Taylor (TKO 12) and Andre Dirrell (W 12) in the first round of the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament. Froch dropped the belt to Mikkel Kessler (L 12) but rebounded to capture the vacant WBC title from Arthur Abraham (W 12) after Kessler abdicated. Following a successful defense against Glen Johnson to advance to the tournament final, he lost a 12-round decision to Andre Ward. In his next bout he won the IBF 168-pound strap with a 5th round TKO over Lucian Bute in 2012 and the WBA belt with a 12-round win over Kessler in 2013. Froch defended both titles in back-to-back wins over George Groves (TKO 9, TKO 8) before retiring in 2014. “The Cobra’s” professional record stands at 33-2 (24 KOs) and includes wins over Brian Magee, Robin Reid and Yusaf Mack among others.
Following his in-ring career, Froch has worked as an expert analyst and commentator for Sky Sports and, in 2015, was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth.