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Carl Froch eager for greater exposure in Britain

Carl Froch
Carl Froch has now been taken to 12 rounds in all his last six fights

Carl Froch hopes that regaining his WBC super-middleweight world title will finally propel him to national stardom.

The Nottingham fighter, 32, gave a near faultless display in beating Arthur Abraham in Finland on Saturday night.

But Froch has had little television exposure, most of his fights having been on minor pay-per-view channels.

"It's about time British broadcasters get their act together and got me on. The fans and general public are missing out on a fantastic talent," said Froch.

"I don't want to blow my own trumpet, but there is only myself and David Haye who are represented in world-class fights and the British public should be able to watch me," he told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"At the minute they can't see me and I'm bigger in America than I am in Britain.

I won all 12 rounds apart from one scorecard, where they had the cheek to give him a round, but I'm not complaining

Carl Froch

"It seems like the media and national press are really getting behind me and are starting to realise what they have got as a fighter and the fact I have been fighting top-level fights, elite level boxing matches time after time."

Froch was delighted with his victory over Abraham admitting that it could hardly have gone better.

"It went perfectly to plan," said Froch, who lost his WBC title to Denmark's Mikkel Kessler in April.

"I had four months at the Institute of Sport in Sheffield with my trainer Rob McCracken, training with amateurs, bringing in specialist sparring partners, doing the morning runs and hard circuit training and it all comes down to one night - 12 three-minute rounds.

"You have to put it all into play and focus and concentrate, which is exactly what I did."

The only irritation for Froch was a nagging feeling that he should have finished his man off.

"It was a shut-out," said Froch. "I won all 12 rounds apart from one scorecard, where they had the cheek to give him a round, but I'm not complaining.

"I know I could have got the stoppage, but I have to listen to my trainer.

"He's the master and I'm the student and he told me to back off, throw your shots and move. And he's right. He knows exactly what he's on about. What's the point in getting hit when you don't need to?

"I like a grandstand finish and there were times where I had him and I knew could have closed the show. But, other than that, it was a fantastic win.

"I've got the title back so I couldn't be happier.

"Basically, I got hit with about three or four jabs in the whole fight. I totally dominated him and he's a world-class fighter. It was an easy night's work."



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