Carl Froch grew up on a tough Nottingham housing estate.
His dad took him to the local boxing gym at just nine years old, hoping boxing would keep him out of trouble.
Carl's incredible natural ability soon became clear and he rapidly ascended the heights of professional boxing, becoming three-time Super Middleweight champion and Britain's most exciting boxer. In 29 professional fights has suffered defeat only twice.
His greatest fights have already gone down in boxing history.
In 2009 he was knocked down for the first time in his career by Jermain Taylor.
Behind on everyone's scorecard but his own, until, with just 14 seconds of the fight to go, he came back in spectacular fashion with a stunning knock out.
In 2012 he emphatically beat Lucian Bute to reclaim his belt in front of record audiences.
The press described the fight as 'one of the best nights in British boxing'.
The Cobra follows Britain's most respected boxer every step of the way as he prepares for, and fights, the most important bouts of his life.
Honest, outspoken, and every inch the boy from Nottingham, Carl pulls no punches in his revealing story from inside the high-stakes world of boxing, from his first discovery of his talent to his ascent to World Champion. **Fully updated from the hardback; this edition includes two brand new chapters covering Carl's astonishing fifth-round destruction of previously unbeaten Lucian Bute, to reclaim his IBF world super middleweight title**