Froch excited after Bute KO
Three-time world champion Carl Froch believes he can beat anybody following his brutal victory over Lucian Bute on Saturday.
Froch was in devastating form in front of his home crowd in Nottingham, stopping the previously unbeaten Canadian in the fifth round to seal the IBF super-middleweight crown. The 34-year-old claimed he would have retired had he lost at the Capital FM Arena but is now looking forward to an exciting future. Froch, who has won 29 of his 31 fights, does not expect Bute to take up the option of a rematch in Montreal. "I don't think he'll want the rematch - I looked in his eyes after round three and I saw something drain from him," said Froch. "I don't think he'll ever want to fight anyone again, let alone me. That was the whupping of all whuppings. That was a career-ending performance. It was just so clinical and devastating. I felt so strong and fit, like I'd turned back time." Froch quickly turned his attentions to a rematch with Andre Ward, who beat him in the final of the Super Six tournament last December. "If I catch anyone on the chin like I caught Bute, it's game over, it's as simple as that. I'd beat anybody, including Andre Ward," added Froch.