1. Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch, 23-0, finally had his long-awaited moment of truth on December 8 2008, when he met a real threat in Jean Pascal, 21-0, of Canada for the vacant WBC super-middleweight title recently vacated by Welshman Joe Calzaghe. It was Froch’s big opportunity at superstardom in front of his passionate hometown crowd and the contest would prove to be a thriller.
2. Both men entered the bout, held at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham in front of a 9,000 strong crowd, unbeaten as professionals, with strong amateur pedigree and having experienced careful development on home soil.
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