IBF super middleweight king Carl Froch has promised to do something “special” when he defends his newly acquired title against American Yusuf Mack in November.
Froch, 35, had been linked to high profile defences against Mikkel Kessler and Kelly Pavlik, however it is understood that neither foe was keen to travel to Nottingham to tackle the Briton.
Mack, 32, has not fought at 168 pounds since 2007 and has only previously challenged for a world title once- suffering a knockout at the hands of Tavoris Cloud at light heavyweight last year.
Froch and his American foe share only one common opponent in Jamaican Glen Johnson. Froch outpointed the veteran last summer while Mack was on the receiving end of another knockout defeat in 2010.
The November 17 fight will provide Froch with some useful ring practice ahead of his mandatory rematch against Lucian Bute next spring.
Bute will attempt to gather some momentum before that Froch return when he meets Denis Grachev in Quebec on November 3.
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