I've surpassed the greates - Froch
Following victory over Lucian Bute, Carl Froch says his achievements in the ring eclipse those of Britain's super-middleweight greats.
Froch dominated Canadian-Romanian fighter Bute in Nottingham on Saturday night, stopping the previously unbeaten 32-year-old in the fifth round to become a three-time champion. Earlier this week he claimed that he has "ended the career" of his recently-vanquished opponent, and he has today responded to questions about his stature in British Boxing's recent history by claiming that he is the best British super-middleweight of the modern era. "If you're asking me how I compare, I've eclipsed them, gone past them, it's as simple as that," said Froch, referring to the trio of Joe Calzaghe, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. "I've had eight big fights on the spin, all for world titles. You've got to put me up there with the others, at least." Froch has now set his sights on a rematch with Danish fighter Mikkel Kessler after earlier this week suggesting that Bute would not be willing to invoke the rematch clause attached to the pre-fight contract the pair signed.