- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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None of the American boxing networks showed much, if any, interest in Carl Froch's first super middleweight title defense, but hard-core fans can still check out the Nov. 17 fight in the United States as the main event of an Integrated Sports pay-per-view card titled "True Brit."
Froch (29-2, 21 KOs) won a 168-pound belt for the third time when, in front of a passionate hometown crowd in Nottingham, England on May 26, he upset Lucian Bute, stopping him in the fifth round.
Froch's first defense will come against Philadelphia's Yusaf Mack (31-4-2, 17 KOs), a former title challenger, and will take place at the same Capital FM Arena in Nottingham where he drilled Bute.
The pay-per-view ($29.95) will begin at 3 p.m. ET and also will be available for free on Fight Now TV, America's only 24-hour combat sports network, although it's only available for those who subscribe to Cablevision.
The pay-per-view will also feature undercard bouts, including British light heavyweight Tony Bellew (18-1, 12 KOs), who gave Nathan Cleverly a battle in a world title fight that could have gone either way, against Argentina's Roberto Bolonti (30-1, 19 KOs) in a title eliminator.
Several British prospects could also get television time on the pay-per-view depending on the timing, including lightweights Scott Cardle (5-0, 1 KO) and Martin J. Ward (2-0, 0 KOs) in separate bouts, bantamweight Khalid Yafai (3-0, 2 KOs), middleweight Ryan Aston (7-1, 3 KOs) and featherweight Leigh Wood (4-0, 1 KO).