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Civic reception held in Nottingham for Carl Froch

Carl Froch was crowned super-middleweight world champion last month. Photo: PA

A civic reception is to be held tomorrow in honour of Nottingham boxer Carl Froch, who was crowned super-middleweight world champion last month.

Nottingham City Council is hosting the event to mark his achievement at the Council House.

It follows a 12-round epic bout against his Danish rival Mikkel Kessler at London's O2 Arena.

The outcome saw him retain his IBF super-middleweight title and secure the WBF super-middleweight title and so unify the two titles.

Carl Froch vs Mikkel Kessler Credit: PA

Fans can gather in the Old Market Square to get a chance to see their 35-year-old champion 'The Cobra', who is expected to arrive from around 6.25pm on Thursday.

He will appear on the Council House balcony with his boxing belts to address the crowd at around 7.15pm.

At around 7.45pm it is hoped he will meet some of his fans and sign autographs.

Lord Mayor Councillor Bryan said:

"Carl is a fantastic sportsman and a great ambassador for Nottingham and I'm delighted to mark his latest success in unifying the super-middleweight championships of the world."

City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins, added: "We're really proud of Carl and the way he represents Nottingham around the world, and pleased to give his fans a chance to share in his glory in his hometown."