Former boxing champion Carl Froch to make race debut at Silverstone

Four-time World Super-Middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch will make his racing debut at the Silverstone Classic next month

Former boxing champion Carl Froch to make race debut at Silverstone

Froch, who retired from boxing in 2015, will tackle his maiden race in an Austin A35 along with other celebrities for the one-off Celebrity Trophy event.

The 39-year-old held the WBC title twice between 2008 to 2011, the IBF title from 2012 to 2015 and the unified WBA title from 2013 to 2015.

He has been preparing for the race by attending the Motorsports School at Donington Park.

"I had been to Donington a few times, I came to the Superbikes before as I used to have a bike, but I had only been as a spectator until I came to the school," said Nottingham-based Froch.

"I have been to see the Formula 1 at Silverstone as a guest but got bored because you can't see enough, not like you can on TV.

"But I love it here at Donington and wanted to do a few extra laps before my big day on July 29.

"I am going there hoping to win, I will try. But in racing you can beat someone, and there are three on the podium. In boxing if you don't win you are the loser."

Hollywood star Patrick Stewart and former England cricket captain Mike Gatting are among the list of star-studded Celebrity Trophy entries.

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