I agree with your classification, but I would put Froch two ranks higher.Posted March 18, 2013
MR. TOM BRITT
ONLY SCOTT COULD WRITE THIS TRITE.Posted March 18, 2013
We’ll have a better idea of Bute on May 25th. Pascal is a big test for him. I think Bute earns a better spot than Bika and Groves. He beat Bika already, which is a far better win than anything Groves done. He has also a better overall resume if you can get past the impression of one single fight (Froch). Both Bute and Groves schooled Glen Johnson but chances are the old man is not going to look better from fight to fight.
I am not a fan of DeGale neither. The thing is, you have about 5 experienced boxers at the elite level. The rest of them are completely, but I mean completely, untested. They are prospects so its no wonder everybody has a different ranking. Except for Andre Direll of course. It should be easy for him to make the top10 but apparently we’ll have to wait.
The way things work, prospects (and perhaps also Direll) will wait until the best retires or get caught by age. In the meantime, it’s just hyping. They will namedrop the best knowing the fight won’t happen soon. And don’t expect a fight between two prospects. It’s just too risky for the reward they would get in return.Posted March 17, 2013
Froch v Kessler will decide who is the second best s. midd. I wouldn’t want to bet the mortgage money on this one.Posted March 17, 2013
edwin rodriguez vs.Froch who may be second best at SMW.Posted March 17, 2013
The truth is that the boxing public will never know if Ward is THAT good because he won’t leave home to Prove it.What is he and his management afraid of? I think we all know the answer to that.Posted March 17, 2013
As I always say you can do what you want with a single quote.
Yes Carl does say that, but whats to say he didnt say just before that, “With Ward Injured”Posted March 17, 2013
I see Oosthuizen and Rodriguez as being no7 and 8, in whatever order. Both are undefeated but still have to fight someone relevant.
Stevenson (no9) and Degale (no10) come next. Both have a one loss that brings big questions. Stevenson’ win over Don George is better than anything DeGale achieved so far (since he turned pro).
I personnally think Oosthuizen and Stevenson are the best prospects of that lot, but based on achievements I can’t rank Stevenson that high.
Why do you rank Groves so higher than Bika and Bute?Posted March 17, 2013
Double Standard I pretty much agree with your list and sentiments. Where would you place Oosterhuizen. Dirrell elected not to fight him?Posted March 17, 2013
Bearcat – the only thing I don’t laugh at is your stupid remarks, I just shake my head and give a pitying smile. You see Bearcat it’s not nice to laugh at an idiot.Posted March 17, 2013
ha ha dannyk you really don’t know anything about boxing if you really think that I will bet you my $600,000 house that ward will win even if they fought 10 times ward wins everyone. im done with this subject its pointless talking to people that have no idea what a great boxer is.Posted March 17, 2013
Canada?! Froch and Kessler would both beat Ward in a rematch, no doubt and Ward knows so he will keep avoiding them. wait and see ;-)Posted March 17, 2013
shut up froch your not the best and you never will be Kessler kicked your but all over the ring and will do it again to you Kessler is a much better fighter than you .just retire when you loose when fighters are trying to tell us there the best there clearly not keep living in dream land that’s all you got , ward would beat you up with one hand taped behind his back.Posted March 17, 2013
1. Ward wbc wba super
Xavier the pugnacious Bull
Scottmong lists 3 fighters at the top who haven`t even been fighting or at least not fighting anyone in their own weight. Ward is 1, but Dirrells are heartless trash.Posted March 16, 2013
Can’t see why the first three names would be debatable. Ward may still have to travel before talking legacy, he still beat everyone in his division. We’ll see if that change when he faces Froch or Kessler again, hopefully in their own country.
As for Froch and Kessler, you may rank them 2nd or 3rd as you pleased. They are about the same caliber and that’s why there is a second fight. A win from Kessler would cement his lead over Froch, otherwise it would leave open questions (3rd fight?).
You might think the Direll brothers or Stevenson could score a win against one of these guys, or even against my first three, but until that happens or until they do better against similar opposition, they have no place in the top 6. Adonis and Anthony have no resume yet. As for the other Direll, it’s been ages since he fought a ranked boxer.Posted March 16, 2013
Ward is out through injury so what froch said is true they are the best in the world at this movement ward cant fight til his healed up so frock and kessler are the best at super middle weight for the time being we’re talking present not 6 months ago or in 3 months timePosted March 16, 2013
Froch in 6th hahaaaa u absolute muppetPosted March 16, 2013
NO1 can beat Ward at 168 period i dnt know what panet this guy is on? lol Ward made froch look like an average fighter. The cobra? Seriously? ino hes promoting the fight but calm down mate. Then again alot of boxing fans are so blindly retarded they proberly agree lol i wouldnt be at all suprized if froch lost evn thoe its london 4LiFEPosted March 16, 2013
pmsl andres biggest name is froch……and he lost according to an appointed panel of judges who work for whatever governing body…….so tell me mr gilfoid what status other than a ‘fan’ do u have that gives u the knowledge to overturn judges decisions to that of ur own…..Posted March 16, 2013
how can andre dirrell be number 2 boxrec only rates him at 9…..and how that is after 2yrs out I don’t know and Anthony dirrell isn’t rated on boxrec…has no rating in usa or world according to the website so……….ffs hes even worse than ur other boyfriend the GREAT mr wilderPosted March 16, 2013
When ali fought foreman were they the best two heavyweights in the world yes it didnt matter that ali had lost to frazier and norten.
Fighters improve and get better this is the biggest fight at super middle weight the one everyone wants to see wards out with his shoulder and has no ppv power anyway kessler and froch have huge fan basis and aint afraid to fight away from home wards days are numberedPosted March 16, 2013
on a skysports interview on skysports news and ringside Kessler also stated that same thing…..
so before slagging froch take into account kesslers words too…..Posted March 16, 2013
you forgot ANRE WARD .mr. froch…he beat both of you guys – remember ?Posted March 16, 2013
Scott, after reading some of your articles I find that any British fighter is regarded as poor and paper champions. As flloyd said to larry you don’t give them a fair shake. Froch and Kessler are the 2 best sm champions at the mo as ward is out and could be for some more time with the shoulder injury. Direll has not fought for a long time and Stevenson is not proven where is strigle and Abrahams ???Posted March 16, 2013
ha ha you bum! direll, both of them are jokes, but to be fair id class kessler 2 and froch 3 purley based on the last fight! if it was based on warrior instinct then 1 and 2 and they are both bigger draws than any american fighters and by that, yes i mean mayweather! britain is a fraction of the size and a 18000 seater arena sold out in 3 hrs! and it will do massive pay per views and on a percentage of population views will whoop mayweather but hey, americans still think they rule boxing! lol.Posted March 16, 2013
Ward is a great fighter he is boring but he is still great. He is the best at 168 no doubt about it.Posted March 16, 2013
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Carl ‘Hometown Decision” Froch is a joke. He’s always looking for the hometown decision. I hope Kessler win on points in the UK!Posted March 16, 2013
I think the stars and stripes are blinding Americans into seeing Ward as something he is not.No disrespect intended to a great country.Posted March 16, 2013
Soon you will be putting Farah Ennis in ur
Actually Andre Ward is the best super middle weight hands down! Beat both of these guys easily!Posted March 16, 2013
Kessler and Froch are multi millionaires, well known, are brave & entertaining , non negative fighters.As slippery as Ward is , he is not in that category .Posted March 16, 2013
Dirrell was a full blown coward in his fight with Froch, Girfraud was saying before the Bute vs Frich fight how Bute could match Ward and would destroy Froch inside 6 rounds. When Froch is at his best he’ll smash Ward and he’ll beat Kessler in an epic on May 25th.Posted March 16, 2013
Right! like amir kahn is p4p #1 and prince naseem hamed & ricky hatton are the two greatest boxers of all time …Posted March 16, 2013
1 Andre Ward
froch&kessler =knockout fodder for Triple GPosted March 16, 2013
im going to make my mission in life to respond to all anti uk gilpraud so called write up s about the sport of boxing . which people seem to forget is just sport not an excuse to abuse another part of the world/ we are all the same.Posted March 16, 2013
Ask any drunk staggering around in the Nottingham city centre and he’ll tell ya how great Carl Frog is. Carl frog himself has declared mikky Kessler and himself best, so win over Kessie means Carl Frog is the best. This Kidd from the Nottingham depot has been certified a legend by the Nottingham city council.Posted March 16, 2013
he is the best, May be in a world where ward & dirells does not existPosted March 16, 2013
Froch lost to Kessie in their first fight, but the ignorant Brit cannot accept it. He had the corrupt judges against that Yankee, who has retired.
i didnt say that
yeah scot he said world ,,, note the word ,, world ,, when ward grows a pair and fights outside usa then call him a world champPosted March 16, 2013
Yup rite after ward and direllPosted March 16, 2013
Dirrell and Dirrell. Now I know you’re extracting the urine.Posted March 16, 2013
Dr. Aki Bola, Esq.
Alzheimer’s setting in? Ward beats him all day long.Posted March 16, 2013
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Direll, Ward, and Kessler beat Froch!Posted March 16, 2013
Anonymous: atleast watch the Ward -Kessler fight again and tell me that was a legit win.If I was Kessler I wouldn’t go near Billy goat Ward again.Posted March 16, 2013
FROCH & KESSLER ARE 2 OF THE BEST 168 POUNDERS. AS FAR AS THE BEST 2 AT 168 NO WAY! NONE THE LESS I’M A FAN OF FROCH!Posted March 16, 2013
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Id say Direll, Ward, Kessler and Froch.Posted March 16, 2013
Id say ward, direll, froch, Kessler then stevenson. Ward is without a doubt on top although I’d like to see him in with direll.Posted March 16, 2013
ward has an excellent offense and a good defence while on the offensive mode.Once Ward tires he becomes a bit volnerable ,but andre has a great set of whiskers beside the great skills,which makes himself the best the division has to offer.The only chance Froch has is in the last few rounds which are perhaps the few rounds he won.Froch also has great whiskers.Posted March 16, 2013
This top 6 is funniest thing I’ve seen, how is this guy allowed to write on this site lol 2 funnyPosted March 16, 2013
Froch knows he needs to beat Ward to be considered the best in his division. Beating Kessler is for revenge reasons while beating Ward takes him to the next level.Posted March 16, 2013
@ clubber. How can they be above Ward? He beat both of them soundly?Posted March 16, 2013
I doubt very much that the Cobra said that even though I agree that he and Kessler are the best SMW’sPosted March 16, 2013
Carl Froch had his beak boxed of him, by that boring Yank Andy Ward, and he needed corrupt judges to beat that American waster that retired. Andy Ward is a better version of that guy.
Kessie lost ever big fight he was ever in.Posted March 16, 2013
The dirrell bros 2 and 3 gilfoid u yank loving tosserPosted March 16, 2013
My comment is hahahahahahaPosted March 16, 2013
Your right about Ward being on top but come on Scott… Your top 6 is garbage.Posted March 16, 2013
Don’t forget the son of Grope, Andy boring Ward!Posted March 16, 2013
I doubt Carl said that. He may have said two of the best which is different than the two best. As far as any Dirrell being on the list is laughable. Just shows how little Scott knows.Posted March 16, 2013
your such a typical yank..no wonder why your countrys sh=t !! keep on killin ur kids aswell and blowing up buildings u inbredsPosted March 16, 2013
when has european fighter’s start talking this much it’s unheard of they criticize an american fighter for talking smack and bragging on there skill’s but lately more european boxer’s are starting to talk out more and more take a page out of the money gamePosted March 16, 2013
I dont think so little buddyPosted March 16, 2013
froch u are a joke, ur fighting style is one dimensional,pressure,pressure,no skill way sure ever,damn the best in the world????you forgot about the guy that whooped ur english ass,his name is ANDRE S.O.G WARD,He is the best.Posted March 16, 2013
For once I agree with Gilfoid there possibly the most exciting super middleweights but Definetly not the best, ward is. God knows why Dirrell is being brought into it guy hasn’t fought in 3 years.Posted March 16, 2013