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Froch v Taylor photos

Carl Froch fans

Nottingham's Carl Froch defends his WBC super-middleweight crown for the first time at the MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket

Carl Froch (prone) and Jermain Taylor

Froch makes a slow start and is floored for the first time in his career in round three by a left-right combination from Jermain Taylor

Jermain Taylor (left) and Carl Froch

Taylor, a former undisputed middleweight champion, is well on top in the early stages as Froch struggles to come to terms with his speed

Jermain Taylor (left) and Carl Froch

Taylor is well ahead on points entering the final rounds, but Froch begins to find his target as the challenger tires visibly in round 11

Jermain Taylor

Taylor is sent to the canvas with 45 seconds left in round 12, and Froch finishes the fight with 14 seconds left on the clock

Carl Froch and Mick Hennessy

Promoter Mick Hennessy (second left) must now decide who Froch should fight next, although Froch immediately called out Joe Calzaghe

see also
Froch stuns Taylor with late show
26 Apr 09 |  Boxing
BBC man on Froch-watch
25 Apr 09 |  Boxing

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