• Super-middleweight

Froch to announce opponent on Monday

August 17, 2012
Carl Froch will defend his IBF title in Nottingham © PA Photos

Carl Froch will announce the opponent for his first IBF super-middleweight title defence on Monday, August 20.

The three-time world champion will box in November in the first defence of the title he won in stunning fashion with a fifth-round KO of Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena in front of a fanatical hometown support in Nottingham on May 26.

The 35 year-old will defend his belt in his hometown again in November and, should he be successful, he will travel to Montreal next spring to face Bute in a rematch.

"The Bute fight night will go down in history as one of the greatest nights in British boxing history," said Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn. "Carl is champing at the bit to get back into the ring and feel the roar of the Nottingham fans that he loves so much."

Tickets will go on sale at 2pm BST on Monday.

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