Thursday, 16 October 2014

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

The event was staged by Nottingham City Council to present one of Nottingham's top athletes and sporting legend, Carl "The Cobra" Froch with The Honoroury Freeman of The City of Nottingham, which allows Carl to parade his sheep over Trent Bridge, among other things.

The evening started with a visual history lesson of some of Carl's best fights and the unveiling of the Carl Froch tram. The video footage left out his time on "Tumble" and his TV dancing career as well as his guitar playing and no sign of his love of karaoke, so let's stick to the sport, the subject that we know and love "The Cobra" for.

Presented by Radio 5 Live presenter Darren Fletcher, the evening started off a bit shaky with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham repeating the script Darren had just read out as an introduction and then losing his way with the script, we finally got to the presentation and the signing of the official documents, and then what we were all waiting for, the chat with Carl in the middle of the mock up boxing ring on the stage of the Royal Concert Hall.

A fascinating look behind the scenes of some of the big fights, Carl's inner feelings about Hagler, Groves, Kessler, his love of snooker, the legendary Brian Clough, his pre fight rituals and what the future may hold for him, The pride he feels for Nottingham and the fans that have supported him throughout, all pieced together with videos of some of his highlights of his 35 professional fights and his 33 wins.

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