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Sporting world pays tribute to Carl Froch on Twitter as boxing legend hangs up his gloves

Carl Froch has announced his retirement. Photo: PA

The sporting world paid tribute to Carl Froch on Twitter as the British boxing legend took the decision to hang up his gloves.

Four-time world champion Froch announced his retirement from boxing on Tuesday after over a year out of the ring and said: "I think the desire has gone."

Nicknamed The Cobra, Froch twice won the WBC title, as well as taking the WBA and IBF belts, during a highly successful career.