His last ever punch knocked out George Groves at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 fans.
The Nottingham pugilist announced his decision on Twitter this morning, and retires as a four-time world champion following a fantastic career.
I’m officially retired from Boxing. So much to say & so many people to thank. But for now, I just want to say THANK YOU to my amazing fans.
— Carl Froch (@Carl_Froch) July 14, 2015
We were hoping for a mega-showdown with Gennady Golovkin after much speculation and goading, but Froch has called time on a 35-fight career, 33 of which he won.
Too big & too strong for GGG… pic.twitter.com/WIfhNImCIk
— Carl Froch (@Carl_Froch) July 4, 2015
The Cobra now joins Sky Sports’ boxing coverage as a pundit.
“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. Sky Sports is the home of boxing and has followed me throughout my career.” said Froch.
I can’t wait to join the team and help bring fans the best fighters, the best contests and the best analysis. Nothing can replace the thrill of stepping into the ring, but with Sky Sports I’ll be doing the next best thing.”
Let’s enjoy his swansong once again. Did you know that he knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium?