After being floored in the first, and the referee calling it in the ninth - see how Froch fought for his title in pictures.
Carl Froch held an open training session in Nottingham today as the countdown begins to his world title defence on Saturday.
Boxer Carl Froch from Nottingham will face fellow Englishman, George Groves on November 23 in Manchester.
Boxer Carl Froch has spoken out about the possibility of a re-match against George Groves after beating the younger man in last week's World middleweight clash.
He told ITV News Central he wanted to take a much-needed break over Christmas and the New Year, and said he would have to think carefully about who to face in his next fight.
However, he did not rule out that it could be a re-match against Groves.
World championship boxer Carl Froch has said he plans to take a well-earned break over Christmas and the New Year before getting back in the ring.
During a visit to his home town of Nottingham, Carl paid a visit to the National Ice Centre for the first session of the Christmas season as hundreds took to the rink.
Fresh from victory at last weekend's World middleweight bout against George Groves, he told ITV News Central he wants to enjoy Christmas and New Year with his family before deciding who he'll face next in the ring.
Groves, aged 26, has said he wants a rematch as soon as possible with his 36-year-old opponent as the match was ended after just nine rounds.
He claims he could beat Froch in just six given the chance.
Carl wasn't tempted onto the ice today, just in case he sustains an injury, but says he'll be back here with the family over the Christmas holidays.
One week after his controversial super-middleweight victory, Carl Froch has swapped his boxing gloves for ice skates.
The Cobra visited the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, where they are holding Christmas-themed skating sessions, to chat about the win.
Nottingham boxer Carl Froch will swap his boxing gloves for a pair of ice skates later today.
'The Cobra' and his partner, Rachael Cordingley, will be at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham for the first Christmas skating session.
Carl Froch retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of George Groves in Manchester last weekend.
Carl Froch has defended the referee's decision to stop his world title fight with George Groves at the weekend.
Speaking to ITV News Central, the IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion doubted that Groves would have been able to continue fighting after the ninth round stoppage.
Groves had been leading on points when the fight was stopped, a result which was greeted with boos from the crowd.
Debate raged on Twitter among boxing fans following Car Froch's controversial ninth round victory against George Groves in Manchester.
That Froch/Groves decision is a shocker! No way he will give him a rematch because he will get dusted.
Watched Froch Groves back ten times. Groves is gone, he's not defending, his head is rolling and he turns his back. Fight over
Groves impressed me , carried himself well. Froch, great boxer, not at the races tonight. Thought his post match lacked decorum.
Carl Froch has retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a controversial ninth-round stoppage of George Groves in Manchester.
Froch was floored by a flinging right hand in the opening moments but clawed his way back into the bout and won a spectacular duel when referee Howard Foster jumped in to end the contest in the ninth.
Foster's intervention with Groves still on his feet sparked uproar, with both corner teams briefly squaring off in the ring while a crowd which had started off resolutely pro-Froch roundly cheered the challenger.
There is not long to go now before Nottingham boxer, Carl Froch, takes on George Groves in Manchester.
'The Cobra' is still the odds-on favourite to retain his belts.
Carl Froch - 1/4
George Groves - 3/1
Draw - 33/1
Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.