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Borough promoters bid for Froch's world shot

PUBLISHED: 07:01 10 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 21 July 2010

THE Hackney-guided British super-middlewei-ght champion Carl Froch is to box a final eliminator for a world title. Froch, from Nottingham, but trained and promoted by the Hackney-based Hennessy Sports organisation, is lined up to fight highly-rated Russia

THE Hackney-guided British super-middlewei-ght champion Carl Froch is to box a final eliminator for a world title.

Froch, from Nottingham, but trained and promoted by the Hackney-based Hennessy Sports organisation, is lined up to fight highly-rated Russian Dennis Inkin in a final eliminator for the WBC version of the world super-middleweight crown.

The bout is currently being negotiated by the Hennessy organisation, whose gym and offices are in Curtain Street, Shoreditch, where Froch does all his final preparation for his big fights.

Negogiations are currently under way between Hennessy and Universium, the huge German-based promoters, who represent Inkin, but if agreement isn't reached, purse offers will be considered from next week.

Froch, trained by Robert McCracken, the former British light-middle and Commonwealth middleweight title-holder, is one of Hennessy's highest profile stars in a budgeoning stable, that now includes champions at all levels.

Froch told me: "I'm usually in training at Shoreditch for eight weeks before any big fight and I live in the area during that time.

"I used to have a flat in Theydon Road, Clapton, prior to Hennessy Sports' move from Clapton to Shoreditch. All my serious preparation is done in Hackney.''

n Hennessy Sports had a big year in 2007 and expect the new year to be an even more successful one for their organisation.

They open their promotional season out of London, on Friday week (January 18), when they stage a show at Burton-on-Trent, Staffs.

They have their promoted boxer, Esham Pickering, from nearby Newark, Notts, topping the bill with his defence of his British super-bantam crown against Yorkshire's Sean Hughes as the top-of-the-bill fight.

Hughes won a non-title match-up between the pair in Nottingham last year.


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