888poker offer free fight tickets for Froch knockout
British boxer Carl Froch is to take on fight fans at the poker table ahead of his IBF world title fight later this month.
The Cobra will step into the ring against Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on 26 May, with tickets for the bout being given away to those who can outwit Froch at the felt.
The former WBC Super Middleweight champion is being represented by online poker room 888poker – who are also backing the entire night of boxing – and will play three tournaments at the site in the run-up to the Bute fight, with the player who knocks him out in each being rewarded with ringside tickets to the contest. He will be playing in the tournaments on 10, 17 and 22 May, all at 8pm.
"I'm delighted to be representing 888poker,” said Froch. "They have supported a lot of great boxing shows this season and I hope to bring the boxing year to a close with a great win over Bute. I'm a keen poker player and I take my game pretty seriously, so I'm looking forward to playing the fans online at 888poker.