Froch wants Johnson fight in Nottingham
WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch says he wants his next fight at home in Nottingham and will even dip into his own pocket to make it happen.
Froch’s Super Six semi-final against Glen Johnson has been touted for June 4 in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, but while confirming the date, the Brit fighter said he was doing everything within his power to bring the fight home to Nottingham.
‘Websites are reporting that the fight with Johnson will be in Atlantic City on June 4. It looks like that will be the date, but it is not 100 per cent certain yet,’ said Froch.
‘I've boxed all over the world as an amateur and a professional and I can honestly say the Nottingham fans are the most vocal and more importantly the most passionate crowd I've ever witnessed. Hence, the amount of work I'm putting in to bring this next fight back home.
‘I've spoken to Showtime, who will obviously want compensation. After all, it's an expensive business to bring a production crew over here. I've offered to pay them 250,000 dollars out of my share of the gate in Nottingham and I'm just waiting for them to get back to me.
‘After all, my world title is at stake here and it would be great to have home advantage in front of 9,000 fans in Nottingham. I'm sure Glen would be ok with it. After all he is the Road Warrior.’