You may have seen the teaser images on our social media channels over the weekend and wondered what they were referring to. Now we can tell you, and it is exciting news. As of today, Monday 9 November, four-time World Champion boxer, Carl Froch is an ambassador for partypoker, the people’s poker site.
partypoker is relaunching its big guaranteed tournaments with four different weight classes and buy-ins, with something for everyone, to help celebrate Froch’s appointment. From The Jab, with its hefty $5,000 prize pool for a small $5.50 buy-in, right up to The Main Event, featuring a $150,000 guaranteed prize pool, the new Power Series is going to be superb.
In addition to the new guarantees. We are giving 99 players the opportunity to take on Froch in the poker arena and knock him out to win a share of $100,000.
Players can qualify for the special Froch tournament between November 9 and December 6, 2015 where the top 99 players are entered into a special online tournament on December 13 where they can knock out Froch and win a slice of $100,000.
Froch is eager to get off to a good start in his new role and has been preparing to take on partypoker customers in the same way he prepares for world title fights!
“Mentally, I’ve been preparing for this tournament just the same as any of my world title fights – I intend to win and as the Ambassador for partypoker I don’t want to let the side down! I love the new partypoker guarantees and hope it will attract a new audience to playing poker online. ‘Poker for the People’ is what we’re aiming for, anyone can have a go and if you fancy your luck against me then bring it on, I’ll see you at the table in December!”
Four-time world champion, Carl Froch
Thirty-eight-year-old Froch announced his retirement from boxing in July after a glittering career that saw him win the super-middleweight world title four times. The Nottingham-born star turned pro on March 16, 2002, and went on to win 33 of his 35 fights, with 24 of those victories coming by knocking out his opponent.
Known as “The Cobra,” Froch last fought in May 2014 when he beat George Groves at Wembley Stadium to retain the WBA/IBF super-middleweight titles. While Froch has hinted at fighting one last time, it is his love for poker that is strong at the moment, and he’s keen to impress at the felt.
Poker and boxing may seem a million miles apart, but Froch told the partypoker blog that there are many similarities between the two, especially when it comes to mind games.
“There are lots of similarities between boxing and poker, mainly the mental strength required for both. The best comparison is the mental edge you need during a boxing weigh-in or pre-fight press conference, you have to try and psych out your opponent – it’s all about holding your nerve under pressure which is so important when player poker.”
Although Froch is gearing up to take on you, the partypoker players, if given the chance he would love to play a six-handed game of poker with some of boxing’s greats. Who do you think he chose when asked who he’d like to battle at the poker table?
“I would choose people I wanted to meet and spend time with, a game of poker can take a long time so I’d like to play against boxers that I could have a good time with. Mike Tyson, Chris Eubank, Prince Naseem Hamed, Barry McGuigan, Evander Holyfield and Ricky Hatton.”
A formidable foe in the ring, Froch has swapped gloves for chips and cards. Don’t miss your chance to play with the man once ranked the best British pound for pound boxer.