My Special Day: Tyler meets Carl Froch

Last Updated: 11/12/13 8:05am

The second part of this year's My Special Day series sees 17-year-old boxing fan Tyler White spend an unforgettable few days with IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch.

When Tyler was just 12 years old he lost his father to cancer. Looking for a way to channel the frustration and anger he was experiencing, Tyler went to his local boxing club, the ARD Training Camp in Aldershot, where he learnt to box under the tutelage of his trainer Andre Daltry.

Tyler found that boxing gave him a sense of direction and brought something positive to his life so he decided he wanted to be a boxer. He currently has an amateur record of four fights and four wins.

However, in February 2013, five years after the death of his father, Tyler found out that he was suffering from the same kind of cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Tyler immediately underwent a gruelling period of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which put his fledgling boxing career on hold.

In October, a month before Carl Froch's fight with George Groves, Tyler was brought to Sky Studios for a backstage tour by his trainer for what he was told was a surprise day out.

Little did Tyler know that Froch was waiting for him to let him know he had been chosen for My Special Day!

Carl invited Tyler to Manchester to watch his title defence against George Groves at the Phones4U Arena.

Tyler sat ringside at the fight, but that was just part of an amazing weekend. As well as wishing Carl luck in his dressing room just moments before he went to the ring, Tyler was also introduced to the 20,000 crowd by MC John McDonald - in the ring - and received a standing ovation.

Tyler also met the biggest names in British boxing including many past and present world champions, amongst them Amir Khan, David Haye, Ricky Hatton and Ricky Burns who all gave Tyler valuable advice for his own career.

And, best of all, Tyler found out five days before the Froch v Groves fight, that he was in remission, giving him the perfect start to an amazing week and a very, very special day.

Watch My Special Day on Sky Sports News on Wednesday December 11 from 06.00