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Froch eyes undisputed world title

Carl Froch (left) is floored by Jermain Taylor
Froch (left) had to get up off the floor in the third round

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has set his sights on become the undisputed world champion after retaining his WBC title in the United States.

The 31-year-old made a great comeback to retain his super-middleweight crown against Jermain Taylor in Mashantucket.

Froch told BBC Radio Nottingham: "There are two big fights out there - Mikkel Kessler and Lucien Bute - the other two world champions in my weight.

"If I can become undisputed champion that's me hitting the pinnacle."

Froch added: "That's my career pretty much going as far as it can go."

The Gedling man revealed that his clash with Taylor was nearly scrapped after a recurring eye injury flared up.

"It was very serious and affecting my direct straight line vision," he said.

"Mentally the fight was on and then it was off - I didn't tell anyone, I just buried my head in the sand and got on with it."

Froch was behind going into the 12th round but surged back to knock Taylor out.

He said: "I'm never involved in a dull fight - I got a world-class boxer out of there in style and what a fantastic finish.

"It was just unbelievable and I think I've cracked America."

He said he was now looking forward to relaxing before thinking about fighting again.

"I'm having a month off. I'm not even going to look at a gym or go running.

"I just want total physical rest. Then I'm going to look at my options," he concluded.

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