The Collected Wisdom of Carl Froch

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Whatever you say about Froch and some of his views are odd, he was a good fighter had maybe the best chin I have seen and that Groves II KO punch is one of the sweetest I have seen.
 
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On modesty:
"It's difficult to analyse why my coaches rated me so highly because it sounds boastful and I'm not like that".

"I realised, and I think everyone else in the gym realised, that I was naturally very good at boxing."

"I knew myself I was better than anyone else"

"My dad never stopped Harping on about how good I was"

"My coaches also told me I was a level above".



All in the same paragraph. :lol:
 
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On Naz versus Barrera:
" I managed to get a seat near ringside simply because no one moved me out of the way. I shouldn't have bothered as Naz took a pasting"


On what might have been:
"I gave up working in the direct debits department at NTL, which I liked. I am really into maths and numbers so it was a bit of a wrench".

On Roger Petterson:
"a vastly experienced amateur" legend"...."I hammered him. It was like fighting an old man."
 
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On meeting Rob McCracken

"I thought he was pissed. He has a pretty strong brummie accent and is very laid-back. I mistook that for being tipsy"

On dummy fighting with Rob

"I got him in a headlock and he immediately grabbed me by the crown jewels.... He wouldn't let go and it hurt.... When he had me by the Jacob's it was like a clamp"

On Mick Hennessy:

"we used to nick his clothes. He would come out of the shower in a tiny little towel, just about covering his nuts up, having his arse flicked by the rest of us"
 
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On meeting Rob McCracken

"I thought he was pissed. He has a pretty strong brummie accent and is very laid-back. I mistook that for being tipsy"

On dummy fighting with Rob

"I got him in a headlock and he immediately grabbed me by the crown jewels.... He wouldn't let go and it hurt.... When he had me by the Jacob's it was like a clamp"

On Mick Hennessy:

"we used to nick his clothes. He would come out of the shower in a tiny little towel, just about covering his nuts up, having his arse flicked by the rest of us"

Any reason given why Hennesey was showering with them?
 
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On his pro debut

"I'm not being disrespectful to Pinnock when I say he was a Journeyman....

.. He took poundings every time he went in the ring...

.. His double jab was slow and ponderous..

.. He took a hell of a pounding..

... He might have been painfully slow and hopelessly outclassed, but he was a hard bastard..

.. I had properly worked him over and got a great pro debut under my belt"
 
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On friendship

"Ojay was a pal of Rob's and mine..


.. Rob told him I would bang him out in double quick time and hit him very hard in the face..


.. It lasted a round. I meant business and wanted to do damage..

... At one stage I had him in a headlock and he pulled a face, and I could hear the crowd laughing..


Straight right hand down the pipe, sweet as you like.
 
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On responsible dog ownership

"he was a right little bastard, angry all the time, and would bite everyone who came in the house"

"I would say" Sam, attack! And he would have a right go"

"he loved a good fight, and would never back down even with dogs three times the size of him"
 
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I still don't get that one. He wasn't a child, he was at college and had a job.

I genuinely like Carl, but he's a proper oddball.
I read the thing like he was a little kid collecting those. It made it so funny. Just the thought of judging yourself as a little kid doing something normal. I had no idea the fucker was in college doing this. Fuck me, that just makes it sad now, no longer funny.

Oh, I also thought he got kicked out of school or something. Actually, fuck me, that's such a weird fucking thing. I can't read more into it. I'll just leave it be.
 
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I read the thing like he was a little kid collecting those. It made it so funny. Just the thought of judging yourself as a little kid doing something normal. I had no idea the fucker was in college doing this. Fuck me, that just makes it sad now, no longer funny.

Oh, I also thought he got kicked out of school or something. Actually, fuck me, that's such a weird fucking thing. I can't read more into it. I'll just leave it be.
He was 19 and working in his mum's pub. Think he was doing accounts at college. (kind of like an American community college).