The official weigh-ins for the Carl Froch vs. Yusaf Mack fight were held today as part of the True Brit pay-per-view card, taking place at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, UK on Saturday, November 17. The PPV starts at 3 pm eastern in the United States, promoted by Matchroom Boxing. Right here, take a look at the complete Froch vs. Mack weigh-in results, photos of the weigh-in, and the official weights for the complete event card.
IBF Super Middleweight Championship (12)
CARL FROCH (29-2, 21 KOs), Champion, Nottingham, UK 167 ½ lbs.
YUSAF MACK (31-4-2, 17 KOs), Challenger, Philadelphia, PA, USA 168 lbs
Froch quotes from today’s official weigh-in:
“I’ve trained just as hard for this fight as I did for the Bute fight. The training, the physical side of it: the runs, the groundwork and the sparring, have been just as hard as last time. You’ve got to be in tip-top shape for every single fight, if I turned up 50-percent fit for Mack then I’m probably going to get beat. It’s as simple as that. I can’t just take my foot off the gas and think, ‘Oh, I’ve got an easy fight.’ There’s no such thing as an easy fight, so I turn up fully prepared for whoever I’m fighting.
“This is a World title fight so he’ll come and try to cause an upset. He can punch a bit, because he’s a light heavyweight, so he’s going to probably try to catch me out early on and maybe let a barrage of shots off early. So, I need to be cute, clever and box behind my jab and just find my feet for the first three or four rounds before I close the distance and close that fighting gap and start letting some artillery go.
“I’ve made the mistake in the past of not turning up 100-percent and I nearly came unstuck against Dale Westerman. It was the warm-up fight before I boxed Brian Magee, defending my British title, and it was a hard night’s work. It was tough. It was nine rounds of me getting my head punched in until I closed the show in the ninth. But that was supposed to be an easy walk in the park for me but it was probably one of my hardest fights because I wasn’t fully prepared. I took him lightly. I’m too professional to not take this guy seriously.
“I’ve sparred a lot with Tony Bellew – a World champion in waiting, in my opinion – done some hard, long runs and some hill-work which is very difficult and my groundwork has stepped up a level and I’m feeling it. It builds-up getting harder and harder, until fight week when I take my foot off the gas, recover and then explode tomorrow. I’m going to be ready.”
OTHER PPV BOUTS:
Vacant WBC Silver Light Heavyweight Championship (12)
TONY BELLEW (18-1, 12 KOs), Liverpool, UK 174 ¾ lbs.
ROBERTO BOLONTI (30-1, 19 KOs), Buenos Aires, Argentina 173 lbs.
Light Welterweights (8)
SCOTTY CARDLE (7-0, 2 KOs), Lytham St. Annes, UK TBD lbs.
JOE ELFIDH (7-2), Harworth, UK TBD lbs.
KHALID YAFAI (4-0, 3 KOs), British Olympian, Birmingham, UK 118 ¼ lbs.
PRO ANTONIO NETTUNO (7-5, 1 KO), Cesenatico, Italy 120 3/4 lbs.
(Highlights of other undercard bouts may been shown, time permitting)
PPV: Distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3:00 PM/ET – 12:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. “True Brit” will also be available to view via Fight Now TV, America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel, on Cablevision channel 464 as part of the iO Gold package.