Steve Bunce: Carl Froch will deliver the goods
DID somebody say that Yusaf Mack was a bum? I hope not. He is most certainly not a bum: Carl Froch never fights bums.
This is the 15th fight of his career at the Arena, which has had a few names over the years.
The best fight at the venue was arguably the first world title fight, a pulsating win over Jean Pascal, who was unbeaten and the favourite.
However, it's possible that his first title fight at the Arena was the hardest.
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Froch won the Commonwealth super-middleweight title beating Ghana's Charles Adamu. There was not a lot in the fight until Froch dropped him in round eight.
Froch has a nasty habit of finding something late in a fight to turn it round.
The Arena has had five names by my calculations since Froch first fought there in 2003.
The fans have also changed and changed dramatically. At first the 'house' was poor, quiet and almost hesitant in their applause.
It all changed when Damon Hague came up from Derby and was done quickly in a British title fight. By the way, there was no trouble.
Froch now has fanatical followers and they love their boxing.
Froch in his last 14 appearances here, and during his long mission on the road fighting the very best, has created arguably boxing's most knowledgeable fans.
One or two were forced to pawn their Grannies to make sure they shared the delights of Helsinki, Herning and Atlantic City on fight night.
Froch is the most old-school of old-school champions with fight after fight against leading contenders and champions.
He delivers and that is why the 'Nottingham FM Trent Ice Capital Arena' will be sold out once again.