Lee Froch is ready to put his turbulent past behind him as the brother of former world champion Carl nears a shot at the semi-pro title.
A heavyweight since entering the ranks in 2015, Froch has fought back from alcoholism to stand on the brink of securing the EBF top division championship.
Headlining at the scene of one of Car’s greatest triumphs over Lucian Bute in 2012, Lee is expected to face Richie Leak in front of thousands at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena.
Speaking about his upcoming shot, Froch told The Nottingham Post he’s in great shape for Friday night’s contest.
“I am trimmed up, training has gone well and I am ready for what should be a memorable evening.
“I am expecting a really good fight. We are both unbeaten and we can both bang, so it’s going to be a tough fight.
“He’s strong and powerful and I don’t want to be standing in the way of him for too long. But I am really looking forward to it.”
Froch added: “He’s a bit cumbersome, he’s a bit of a novice and I don’t think he’s got my skill set because I am light on my feet and I’ll use that to my advantage.
“I’ve got that experience of walking out in front of a big crowd having walked out with Carl before.
“I think it will give me the edge because I am in my home town. It’s like football. The home team always has the advantage and tend to play better.
“When you hear your name being chanted, it gives you a lift. I am going to be used to that and I think it will be a bit daunting for Richie,” he predicted.
Tickets cost £33.60 and £44.80, with the doors opening at 6.30pm.
Table seating (priced £56), Bolero seating (priced £84) and VIP tables (priced £84) are being sold separately via the promoter.