yeah, he was born in Haiti, though he was billed as out of Canada when he fought Froch. It was a close fight and Carl fought with his Chin (which is teak tough) a bit too much for my liking. I've watched him from his earliest days and wrote to Boxing News (UK weekly) which published.
He tends to hold his Lead arm VERY low but brings it up VERY fast and is a concussive puncher hence his nickname of "The Cobra". He turned Pro late and was often calling out Joe Calzaghe, who didn't take him up. Nor would I have, Joe had his goals and was not deflected from them. Froch is now more amenable to Joe and has realised that he's really Retired.
Froch is very tough but a bit a pedestrian in that he will plough forward and is reluctant to change Tactics; there seems to be no Plan B. Carl can be out-boxed. He had a shutout against Arthur Abraham. I bought the fight against Kessler (two very hard bangers) but my brother came by and we went to the pub. When I got back, it was the last Round and they were hammering each other. I missed a good one.
For me, the best Super MW is Andre Ward. It makes Sam Sheridan's portrayal of him in "A Fighters Heart" all the more prescient.