Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title against IBF number six Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on November 17.

Froch, who recently became a three-time World Champion with a stunning fifth round stoppage of Lucian Bute, returns to the same venue to face the Philadelphian World title challenger who has spent much of his career fighting at light-heavyweight.

Mack has been in with some decent names and did challenge Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title last June, though ultimately coming up short.

Carl Froch
Froch will defend his title in Nottingham against Yusuf mack [Reuters]

It's the first time Froch has fought back-to-back fights in his hometown since 2008 and The Cobra is ready to put on a show for his adoring fans.

"I can't wait to get back into that ring in Nottingham and give the fans another great night," said Froch.

"The Bute win will go down as one of the greatest nights of my life and I plan on doing something special against Mack on November 17.

"He's got nothing to lose coming here to face me and I know he'll put it all on the line to take the title from me so I'll be fully prepared for everything he's got and I'll be hitting him with all my best."

The 34-year-old had wanted to have a rematch with Mikkel Kessler, one of just two men to defeat Froch, and he admitted that he is disappointed not to be facing the Dane.

"I'm disappointed really. I'd love to fight Kessler for my next fight," Froch told the Morning Star. "The sooner I fight Kessler the better. Like I said earlier, I'm not getting any younger. I still feel young and fresh, but the sooner I fight Kessler the better. It's the fight I want to avenge."