This past weekend, Carl Froch delighted fans and even critics with a strong 12 round unanimous decision over a man who held a win over him, Mikkel Kessler. For Froch, the recognition (as he says) has been a long time coming.
Speaking recently after his victory to BBC Sport, Froch told the media publication: "The recognition has been a long time coming, but I'm getting the recognition I deserve now."
So where does he rank himself?
"In Great Britain I'm number one. It's between me and Lennox Lewis, depending on how far you are going back."
Now I'll be the first t give Froch his credit and praise, and he most certainly is the best in Britain right now.... but better than Lennox is up for debate... and for me, I still rate Lennox higher. Still, doesn't mean for a second that I am not impressed with Froch... and it's not like Froch is claiming to be better than Lewis with his statement... it seems more like a line of respect from Froch to Lewis.