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Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch should follow the examples of Joe Calzaghe, Lennox Lewis, Barry McGuigan and Henry Cooper – and retire on his own terms, free of desperation

Henry Cooper was younger and possibly lighter than Carl Froch when he uttered the deathless final words of his career in the minutes after losing to Joe Bugner at Wembley in 1971: "That's it. That's me lot."

Carl Froch knocks out George Groves during the IBF & WBA World Super Middleweight Title Fight at Wembley

Steve Bunce on Boxing: Carl Froch lands a devastating blow for age and dignity against George Groves

‘The best punch I have ever thrown’ confirms the champion’s titles and sets up a Vegas dream

Froch in action

Boxing: Carl Froch hails career highlight after Groves KO

Carl Froch believes his knock-out victory over George Groves at Wembley Stadium proves he is among the best fighters in the world.

Book of the week: Born to Manage: The Autobiography by Terry Venables

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Uk coach Jason Lee

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Froch celebrates his win

Boxing: Carl Froch settles George Groves rivalry with eighth round knock-out at packed Wembley Stadium

Carl Froch settled his rivalry with George Groves in brutal fashion as he knocked his bitter enemy out cold with a crunching right hand in their record-breaking Wembley Stadium rematch.

Donald Sterling's punishment is the most severe ever handed down to a team owner

Donald Sterling suing NBA for $2bn as LA Clippers row continues

The billionaire's lawyers called the recording of him making racist remarks 'illegal'

Carl Froch (left) and George Groves at the weigh-in for tonight’s Wembley fight
Carl Froch (left) and George Groves at the weigh-in for tonight’s Wembley fight

Carl Froch v George Groves II: Glory to the man brave enough to take a walk

Froch and Groves both claim to have learned from their last explosive fight. On Saturday night we will see which one really has

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Carl Froch and George Groves stare each other down, with promoter Eddie Hearn maintaining things in the middle

Carl Froch v George Groves 2: Champion Froch weighs-in the heavier man as both boxers have no problems making super-middleweight limit

Froch and Groves stared down each other for the final time before their Wembley Stadium showdown on Saturday night

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Carl Froch works out at Broadmarsh Shopping Centre in his home town, Nottingham

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Super-middleweight champion tells Steve Bunce he will approach Saturday’s rematch with George Groves with a clearer head – but the fighter’s animosity towards his opponent is never far from the surface

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