CARL FROCH followed the advice of Rocky Balboa's fictional trainer Mickey Goldmill during his career – by banning sex while in training.
The old boxing myth suggests avoiding sex builds up testosterone, despite studies debunking the theory.
During a famous Rocky scene, his coach Mickey tellsBalboa: "Listen kid, you lay off that pet shop dame. Women weaken legs!"
The advice was good enough for the beloved Hollywood character to listen to and apparently ex-world champion Froch felt the same.
Opening up about his sex ban, he told OLBG: "Women weaken legs! Old Mickey quote from Rocky and it's true. Well I think so anyway!"
Froch, now 45, retired in 2014 after knocking out George Groves in front of 80,000 fans in their Wembley rematch.
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And his model Rachael had to endure a period of not sleeping with her husband.
She said at the time: "The sex ban is so hard for me – but Carl tells me he isn't that bothered because he's exhausted and it's the last thing on his mind.
"After such a long wait it's really good to have our sex life back to normal and to have that closeness again, to be able to have sex like a normal young couple."
Froch has been happy to stay out of boxing since his retirement but does pitch in with the occasional punditry work.
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Although he teased a comeback after being called out by YouTuber-turned boxer Jake Paul, 26, earlier in the year.
Paul went on to lose to Tommy Fury, 24, but Froch admitted he would still consider the fight if the price is right.
He said: "I would always be interested in fighting someone who can’t fight like Jake Paul. It's like someone giving you a suitcase full of money – you won’t say no.
"I would train for it, I stay in the gym anyway and keep myself in good shape. Right now I am 45 and I retired at 36-37.
"There is a reason that I retired as after a certain age, the weight cut becomes way too difficult. I wouldn’t make the weight for Jake Paul – I would be 14 stone.
"If a fight was on the cards – which it isn’t because Paul realised he can’t fight after losing to Tommy Fury and he wasn’t even British level at the time, then I would fight him because like I said before it is easy money."
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