After postponing the announcement for a week, Carl Froch made it official and declared his next opponent would be Yusaf Mack, with the pair set to square off in Froch's hometown of Nottingham on November 17th. The announcement ends weeks of speculation among boxing fans as to just who the IBF super middleweight champion would fight prior to undertaking his contracted rematch with Lucian Bute.
Who Is "The Mack Attack?"
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Casual boxing fans are probably scratching their heads and muttering "Yusaf who?" right now, so allow me to introduce one of the meat and potatoes characters of professional boxing. Mack is best described as a top-tier journeyman. Primarily a boxer of the Philadelphia mold, Mack has good hand speed, skills, and power, and brings plenty of heart into the ring.
Mack has spent his career moving from 160 to 168 to 175 looking for a path into the world class and title contention, but he has never had that something special that makes for a...