I'm no fake Joe Calzaghe, says angered Froch
CARL Froch says he is going to give American challenger Yusaf Mack a "world of trouble" when they clash for the IBF super-middleweight title in Nottingham on Saturday night.
Froch was upset by a comment made on television when Mack referred to him as a fake Joe Clazaghe.
"Yusaf Mack hasn't had a lot to say for himself. But he made a reference to Joe Calzaghe on Ringside that has given me the needle a bit," said Froch.
"I didn't take a great deal of interest, but if he has got something to say he should say it face to face.
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"I've not got the hump. But come Saturday he is in for a world of trouble.
"I'm the champion and he is going to feel the wrath of the Cobra.
"People have been saying it is an easy fight. That's rubbish. But if I see an opening I'm going for the big finish."
Froch says it is great to be back at the Capital FM Arena again, but thinks it will be difficult to top the Lucian Bute fight.
"The atmosphere was phenomenal, electric, intense," he said.
"I was the underdog with the bookies. No-one expected that kind of perfection. It will be difficult to eclipse that.
"But I'm expecting a packed house, it will be awesome. I'm really looking forward to it.
"I'm so proud and pleased and humbled that the place is going to be full.
"A big thank you to the fans, not just in Nottingham but up and down the country as well.
"Bring on Saturday night. It cannot come quickly enough.
"I'm really excited about it and everyone else should be too."
Froch says if Mack thinks he can come to Nottingham and take the belt off him, he's in for a terrible shock.
"The training camp has been excellent, I'm feeling ready. I'm on the weight," added Froch.
"The weigh-in is on Friday but I'm ready now. I'll relax, get my mind focused and get myself where I need to be mentally to do the business on Saturday night."
Mack has spent most of his career boxing at light-heavyweight and has not fought at super-middleweight in five years, but Froch will not be taking him lightly.
"He has been at the top level and he's only fallen short against top champions in a higher weight division," said Froch.
"I'm not sure what to expect punching-power-wise or strength-wise.
"I've got to take this guy very, very seriously. He knows what it's like to fight for a world title and he knows what it is like to lose.
"But he's coming into the lion's den in Nottingham. I'm taking it very seriously, but I'm confident I've got the tools, the experience and everything I need to do the business.
"This fight is being aired on HD and 3D on Sky so it's going to be good for the viewers.
"I'm going to put on a big show like I usually do, entertain the crowd and do what I need to do."