🚨 Carl Froch names the fighter who he struggled to compete with in his career

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Carl Froch has named some surprising fighters who he struggled with in sparring.

‘The Cobra’ had a great career culminating in that (80,000) KO of George Groves in their highly anticipated rematch.

But earlier on in his professional boxing career he was given a hard time by Wayne Alexander in sparring.

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Speaking to TalkSPORT Froch said: “When I started sparring at the Lennox Lewis College in Clapton, I jumped in with a guy called Wayne Alexander, who won at the ABA’s and was British champion. I was still learning my craft and he was too much for me, I’ll be honest.”

“He was the light-middleweight British champion with heavy hands, pushing me around the ring and hitting me with shots, and I’m thinking ‘bloody hell, is that what it is like?’

“Then you spar for two or three months, you get used to it and you see him in the gym, you accustom yourself to that. Then it was Howard Eastman, ‘The Battersea Bomber’, who fought William Joppy and Bernard Hopkins but fell short.

“He chucked the William Joppy fight away did Howard Eastman, but I started sparring with him and I’m thinking ‘bloody hell, welcome to the pros, big right-hand on my chin,’. I wasn’t wobbled but I felt the shots and then you get used to it.”

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