• Carl Froch v George Groves

Froch has no plans to retire

ESPN staff
October 19, 2013
Carl Froch fights in his 11th consecutive world title bout against George Groves © Getty Images

Carl Froch has vowed to silence George Groves when the pair go toe-to-toe in Manchester on November 23, and has banished any talk of retiring from the ring.

Froch defends his WBA and IBF world super-middleweight belts against Groves, which marks the Nottingham fighter's 11th consecutive world title fight. However, 'The Cobra' believes even at 36 years old, he is still in his prime - and stated he cannot wait to inflict a first career loss on his opponent.

"I'm the one with nothing to prove. I've done it all. I'm world champion and have beaten the best of the best. I've been in with the elite fighters. My fighting speaks for itself," Froch told Sky Sports.

"George Groves has talked a lot. He's talked me down and given me a load of rubbish. He needs to now back it up. I'm going to take great pleasure in beating him.

"I know that fight time is coming soon. I'm in great shape. I know when I jump on the scales, with the sparring, the aches and pains and the stage of my training camp that we're getting close.

"The minute I don't feel great and can't do what I need to do to box for potentially 12 rounds - that's when I'll retire. While I'm still enjoying it and able to do it, I'll continue to do it.

"I still feel physically great. At 36 years old, some people are past their best and in and out of prime condition, but I'm very much in my prime at this age."

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