It was three years ago last week that Carl Froch starched George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium, bringing the pair’s heated rivalry to a brutal conclusion.
The ferocious right-hand that flattened Groves in the eighth also turned out to be the final punch of Froch’s storied 12-year professional career, during which he scooped a number of alphabet titles and did battle with a who’s who of the super-middleweight division. The iron-chinned Nottingham native retired with a record of 33-2, having scored 24 stoppages. Only his 2011 loss to the pound for pound rated Andre Ward went unavenged.
However, despite the fact that he has been away from the ring for 36 months and is on the verge of turning 40, Froch has kept himself in phenomenal shape. That much was in evidence when his longtime partner Rachael Cordingley shared a snap of the fighter posing by the pool via Twitter recently.
— Rachael Froch (@rachcordingley) June 6, 2017
It didn’t take long for Froch himself to respond to Cordingley’s tweet, teasing fans with the possibility of a comeback up at light-heavyweight.
I can still make 175lbs 👊🏽😉 https://t.co/KfvacAzTPN
— Carl Froch MBE (@Carl_Froch) June 6, 2017
We wouldn’t give much credence to Froch’s tweet, however, as he seems to enjoy trolling fans on social media and has often teased comebacks in the past.
Then again, his old foe Andre Ward is scheduled to squabble with hammer-fisted Russian Sergey Kovalev for an assortment of light-heavyweight belts in ten days time. Perhaps, if ‘SOG’ comes through that tough test, Froch could be tempted back into the ring for a chance to gain a measure of revenge over the crafty American and lift gold in a second weight-class.