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Carl Froch Announces Retirement, Joins Sky Sports Team

Boxing: Carl Froch vs George Groves II - Final Press Conference
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Former Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) officially announced his retirement today.

According to MatchroomBoxing.com, Froch, after several months of contemplation, officially announced that he’d hang up his gloves and join the Sky Sports announcing team in the U.K.

“I’m incredibly proud of what I have achieved in boxing but now is the right moment to hang up my gloves.  I have nothing left to prove and my legacy speaks for itself,” said Froch.

Froch’s final hurrah took place in May 2014 when he brutally knocked out George Groves in a rematch to defend his Super Middleweight titles.

In their first match, Froch stopped Groves in Round 9, but many felt the stoppage was too soon.

Before that, wins over 168-pounders such as Mikkel Kessler (who had previously beat him), Lucian Bute and Arthur Abraham made him one of the best Super Middleweights in the world–second only to Andre Ward, who beat him in the final stage of the Super Six Tournament in 2011.

Months after his win over Groves, there were talks last month about a possible super fight between the 38-year-old Froch and Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

However, hopes of a possible super fight between the two were shattered with the announcement, and perhaps it was foreshadowed in a tweet he posted over a week ago.

There were also talks that he’d fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. or Bernard Hopkins, but both did not come to fruition.

As you look back at his career, what was your favorite moment in Froch’s career?

Let us know in the comment section.

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