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Carl Froch swaps ring for pommel horse in gymnastics TV show

Updated: Friday, 13 Jun 2014 09:38 | Comments

Carl Froch floors George Groves in his recent successful world title defence
Carl Froch floors George Groves in his recent successful world title defence

World super middleweight champion Carl Froch is swapping the ring for a pommel horse after signing up to take part in a new gymnastics-based entertainment show.

Tumble, which will air on BBC One on Saturday nights, will see the 36-year-old compete with a number of celebrities across a range of disciplines.

Froch, who beat George Groves in their grudge rematch just two weeks ago, will be judged by Olympic gymnast Louis Smith - himself back on the professional scene after a hiatus.

English fighter Froch has yet to confirm his future plans in the wake of his eighth-round stoppage of Groves at Wembley.

He has expressed a desire to fight in Las Vegas before retiring, while options of a UK domestic scrap with James DeGale and a straight-up retirement have not been ruled in or out.

Froch will be joined on the show by the likes of TV fitness guru Mr Motivator, singer Sarah Harding and 'H' from Steps.

"After a fight of such magnitude it will be great for me to get my body and mind stuck straight into a new discipline," Froch said.

"I am excited to learn these new skills as gymnastics, backflips and somersaults are something that have always impressed me and I have wanted to be able to do."

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