Carl Froch retires from boxing and joins Sky Sports as a pundit
Last Updated: 14/07/15 8:26pm
Four-time world champion Carl Froch has retired from professional boxing and will join Sky Sports as a pundit.
'The Cobra' (33-2-0-KO24) hangs up his gloves at the age of 38 having won the WBC, WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles during a glittering career that climaxed when he knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 at Wembley in May 2014.
Froch, who was awarded an MBE last month, will now join Adam Smith, Johnny Nelson and other expert analysts as part of Sky Sports’ unrivalled boxing coverage.
Fight fans can enjoy up to 120 fight nights over the next six years on Sky Sports including coverage of Anthony Joshua, James DeGale, Kell Brook and Scott Quigg.
Froch said: "I'm incredibly proud of what I have achieved in boxing but now is the right moment to hang up my gloves. I have nothing left to prove and my legacy speaks for itself.
"Sky Sports is the home of boxing and has followed me throughout my career. I can’t wait to join the team and help bring fans the best fighters, the best contests and the best analysis.
"Nothing can replace the thrill of stepping into the ring, but with Sky Sports, I'll be doing the next best thing."
Nothing can replace the thrill of stepping into the ring, but with Sky Sports I’ll be doing the next best thing.
Managing director of Sky Sports, Barney Francis, added: "Carl retires as a legend of British boxing, a true champion and we are delighted that he will be joining Sky Sports.
"As the home of boxing in the UK and Ireland, we can’t wait for Carl to provide viewers with his insight and expertise and help take our coverage to the next level.”
Froch will also contribute to the work of Sky Academy, a set of initiatives that use the power of TV, creativity and sport to unlock potential in young people. Sky Academy aims to support one million young people in the UK and Ireland by 2020.
In May, Sky Sports extended its partnership with Matchroom Sport until 2021, offering up to 120 nights of live boxing over the next six years.
The new agreement will bring even more exclusively live access to one of the strongest stables ever seen in world boxing.
Only on Sky Sports will viewers be able to follow the next generation of British boxers including James DeGale MBE, Kell Brook, Lee Selby, Kevin Mitchell, Scott Quigg, and Anthony Crolla.
Viewers will also be able to watch gold medallists Luke Campbell MBE, and Anthony Joshua MBE, two of Britain’s most exciting sporting prospects.