Hennessy Sport1st December, 2008

Carl Froch believes he can become a household name by winning the WBC Super-Middleweight Title live on ITV1 on Saturday night.

'The Cobra' feels he is in the "shape of my life" for his world title showdown against Jean Pascal at the Trent FM Arena Nottingham on Saturday.

Froch is back in his home city of Nottingham after last week returning from his training camp at the Breaffy House Resort Hotel in Castlebar, Ireland, where he spent five weeks with trainer Rob McCracken and the Hennessy Sports team.

Pascal (Canada) has prepared for the fight by training in the warmer climate of Arizona, USA, but Carl claims he could not have had a better training camp.

"This is a massive fight and I know that winning this belt will set up more big fights for me and make me a household name," said 'The Cobra'.

"ITV1 are showing the fight live at 10.45pm on December 6th and with their help, I know that I can become a household name by winning the WBC title, which is the most prestigious world title belt out there. Once I win this belt, people all over the country will get behind me and I'm ready to do the business on Pascal.

"When you get to the very top level, like this fight, you have got to make sure you are in absolutely top condition so we haven't taken any short cuts with the training.

"This is the biggest fight of my life and I've been waiting for this moment since I had my first fight as an amateur so I wanted the best preparation possible, and that's what I got. I'm in the shape of my life, things couldn't have gone better.

"I wanted to get away from home and the Breaffy House Resort had everything that I needed to get myself in the perfect condition to do a number on Pascal.

"The quality of air in County Mayo was superb, perfect for my runs and there were no distractions so I could just keep my mind on the job at hand. Pascal has the fight of his life on his hands, this is trench warfare."

Big Fight Live starts at 8.45pm on ITV4 & Carl's WBC title fight is live on ITV1 at 10.45pm

Tickets are available from the 24 hour Box Office at the Trent FM Arena on 08444 124 624 or via