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Froch: I've got four more big fights in me

ESPN staff
May 27, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Carl Froch is targeting as many as four more top-level fights before he retires, after he beat Mikkel Kessler in London on Saturday evening.

Froch may be 35, but the IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion is adamant he can keep going as long as he wants - setting the stage for a number of high-profile bouts in the twilight of his career.

After gaining revenge on Kessler at the O2 Arena, Froch has been linked with a rematch with American Andre Ward, domestic dust-ups with George Groves and Nathan Cleverly, and even a step up in weight to face veteran Bernard Hopkins.

The Nottingham fighter believes he has time for all those fights - and possibly a few more.

''I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, eat silly food or go up in weight,'' he said. ''At 35 I feel fresh and while I get hit with the odd shot, I don't get beaten up or knocked out.

''I don't take many shots so I believe my career will be as long as I want it to be.

''As long as I still have the desire to get up and do the hard work, I'll be able to keep going. Maybe two or three years - two, three or even four more top level fights.

''It's been a long, hard road and if someone said to me we'll go back 10 years and do it again, I'd say 'I'll get a job, I'll be a bricklayer'. I like being on site.

''But it's been great, I've enjoyed every fight. I do love the training and I still have the desire. There's more out there for me and I'm going to relish it.''

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