Bute bout could be my best - Froch
Carl Froch feels he is in the prime of his boxing career at the age of 34 as he looks forward to facing Lucian Bute next month.
The Nottingham fighter is hoping to bounce back from his defeat to Andre Ward in the Super Six Final when he goes head-to-head with the unbeaten Romanian in an IBF super-middleweight title challenge on May 26. And, Froch claims the fight could be 'one of my best' as he feels he is now coming into his prime, despite the fact he will be 35 in just three months' time. "When I fight I'm in there to entertain, I'm looking for the finish, looking for the knockout," The Cobra told Sky Sports. "I'm not ducking and holding, I'm looking at putting on a real good show. "And I think against Lucian Bute, he boxes and moves, he can punch a bit, I think this fight against Bute has the makings of a real, real showdown. Probably one of my best fights. "It is a massive fight for me. I'm 35 in July, but I don't think age has much of a bearing if you look after yourself between fights which I do. "You have to concentrate and the recovery takes a bit longer so it probably feels harder, but you're probably doing the same work but it feels a bit harder, so mentally you have to dig in a bit more." Froch added: "At 34 I feel very much in my prime, a lot of it has to do with how you treat yourself, whether you smoke or drink and the food you eat, but I do everything right."