Carl Froch: 'Yusaf Mack is no walkover'

Froch not taking Mack lightly
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Carl Froch expects Yusaf Mack to raise his game by 20% when the two meet in Birmingham next month.

Carl Froch has insisted that he will not take the challenge of Yusaf Mack lightly when the two face each other in Nottingham next month.

The IBF super-middleweight champion is expected to easily defend his title against Mack but the 35-year-old is aware that his opponent will be at the peak of his powers on November 17.

Froch told Sky Sports News: "No, that would be very unprofessional for me to think Yusaf Mack is a walkover.

"Tavoris Cloud, his last loss was for the IBF light-heavyweight title. I've had a look at that fight a couple of times and for the first five or six rounds he was winning the fight. He was winning every round and then he got caught by a shot.

"However you have seen him in the past, he's going to be 20% better than what he has been previously. So I need to take him seriously."

James DeGale has announced his intention to fight Froch next year.

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