I can't take chances - Froch
Carl Froch claims he has 'everything to lose' ahead of his IBF super-middleweight title defence against Yusaf Mack on November 17.
The Nottingham fighter, whose career record to date stands at 29-2, 21KO wins, will defend the belt he secured in style against Lucian Bute in May when the unfancied American challenger from Philadelphia arrives at the Capital FM Arena in Froch's hometown.
And, while Froch is going into the bout as a huge favourite to come out on top, he insists that Mack cannot be underestimated despite the fact he has dropped down in weight and has never beaten an elite fighter.
Froch, nicknamed 'The Cobra' said: "I've got nothing to win and everything to lose.
"From that point of view I've got to keep myself focused and keep that determination and desire strong to make sure that when I'm in the gym I'm doing the work and when I'm hitting the punchbag, really gritting my teeth and putting in the work.
"I could have stayed in bed this morning and not bothered because I've had this press conference today and I'm in the gym later today.
"But I got up and did my five mile run at a good pace to make sure I'm on the case, because I need to be."
He added: "It looks like he's in good shape. He's not as tall as I thought he was, we seem to be about the same height.
"He's a big lad, with a very muscular upper body, so I can see why he's a light-heavyweight. But he looks like he can do super-middleweight quite easily so he may be at his best in this division. We'll see, but I can't take any chances."