Carl Froch awarded Nottingham's Freeman of the City

Champion boxer Carl Froch has been made an Honorary Freeman of the City at a free special event in Nottingham this evening.

He is be the first Nottingham sportsperson to receive the accolade while still active in his professional career.

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Froch: I am so proud of my Nottingham roots

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch has spoken of his pride in his home city, as he prepares to be awarded the title of Honorary Freeman of the City.

I feel deeply honoured to be made a Freeman of the City.

I've always been proud of my roots in Nottingham and I'm very grateful for the fantastic support I've received from the people of this city throughout my career.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite my fans and the people of Nottingham to join me in this celebration of my sporting achievements.

– Carl Froch

He will be presented with the accolade at a free special event at the Royal Concert Hall from 6pm.

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Carl Froch to be named 'Freeman of the City' today

Champion boxer Carl Froch will be made an Honorary Freeman of the City at a free special event in Nottingham today.

An Evening with Carl Froch will be held at the Royal Concert Hall, where the IBF and WBA World Super-Middleweight title holder will be awarded the honour.

Froch is first the first Nottingham sportsman to receive the accolade while still competing. Credit: PA

The ceremony will then be followed by a celebration of his life and career, with a Q&A session to give fans the chance to quiz their sporting hero.

Being made an Honorary Freeman of the City is the highest honour the council can bestow, and is only given to a "person of distinction or who has rendered eminent service to the city".

Froch is first the first Nottingham sportsman to receive the accolade while still competing.

More tickets available for Carl Froch's 'Freeman of the City'

A final extra batch of free tickets to see boxer Carl Froch be awarded the Freeman of the City will be released later today.

Carl Froch Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Members of the public have been invited to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham to watch the IBF and WBA World Super-Middleweight Boxing Champion be awarded the City’s highest honour this Thursday.

The free tickets go on sale at 12pm

Tickets to watch Carl Froch's Freeman of the City

Tickets are now available to see boxing champion Carl Froch be awarded the Freeman of the City in Nottingham.

Carl Froch in action against George Groves Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are only a limited number of tickets available though.

You can get them by calling the Royal Concert Hall box office on 0115 989 5555 or collecting them in person at the Booking Office on Theatre Square.

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Carl Froch to be awarded Nottingham's Freeman of the City

Boxing champion Carl Froch is to be awarded the Freeman of the City in Nottingham.

Carl Froch Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Free tickets for the event at the Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 16 October are available but are on a first come- first served basis.

Honorary Freeman of the City is highest honour the Council can bestow and is only given to a ‘person of distinction or who has rendered eminent service to the City’.

Carl will be the first Nottingham sportsperson to receive the accolade while still active in his professional career.

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