Carl Froch set to visit Ribble Valley for dinner

Dine with the champ: Carl Froch celebrates after beating George Groves
Dine with the champ: Carl Froch celebrates after beating George Groves

Boxing coach Kevin Maree has enticed Britain’s best pound-for-pound fighter Carl Froch to his Gisburn base for a Sportsman’s Dinner.

The four-time world champion, who floored George Groves in May with his IBF and WBA Super World super middleweight titles on the line, will be appearing at Stirk House on Friday, October 17th.

The Cobra will become the latest personality in a long list of esteemed athletes to entertain the crowds at the venue with Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Joe Frazier, Marco Antonio Barrera, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, Frank Bruno, Henry Cooper, Barry McGuigan, Steve Collins and Roy Jones Jr having appeared in the past.

“It was a relationship that built on sparring sessions with Kenny Anderson and Luke Blackledge,” Maree said. “Carl Froch is a name that excites and we’re delighted that he’s up for doing it. We’ve had a big response already, which is no surprise because it’s a name that slips into the mainstream.”

Maree added: “We’re all looking forward to it. The interest is huge due to his involvement in the biggest fight that’s happened on these shores for years.

“There were 80,000 people watching at Wembley and millions of others paid to watch it on TV.”

Tickets for the event, limited to 200, are £70 and include a three-course meal.

For further details, log on to mareepromotions.co.uk