By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport says his fighter #1 WBC, Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) will be facing the winner of the June 8th fight between Chad Dawson vs. Adonis Stevenson fight later this year once the smoke clears from that fight.
Bellew defeated Isaac Chilemba by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night to put himself in position to fight the Dawson-Stevenson winner. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Last night, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch sounded like he was coming up with an excuse for why he doesn’t want to ever fight Andre Ward again when Froch was being interviewed by HBO’s Max Kellerman following Froch’s 12 round unanimous decision win over Mikkel Kessler.
Froch said Ward has a fighting style that’s not entertaining and that the television companies are excited by his style. However, in the end of the interview Froch finally said he’s interested in fighting Ward – if he comes to the UK to fight him.
I wish Froch a lot of luck in trying to accomplish that, but that’s definitely a good way of Froch killing the fight with Ward by saying it has to be in the UK or not at all. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Andre Ward doesn’t think Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) should retire after his close 12 round unanimous decision loss tonight against IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch in London.
Ward thinks Kessler fought a good fight but that he didn’t throw enough punches in the early rounds of the fight, and put himself in a spot where he had to rally hard just to catch up to Froch.
Ward said after the fight about whether Kessler should retire or still fight: “If he wants to and he can physically hold up, I think he should fight on.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward called IBA/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s bluff after learning that Froch said he was interested in fighting him if Ward would be willing to come to the UK to fight Froch in front of a mass of his British fans. Ward told Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn to contact him if he wants to make the fight.
Ward said on his social media site to Eddie Hearn: “It’s very simple. Pick up the phone, Eddie Hearn!!”
I think it’s safe to say that phone won’t be picked up by Hearn to call Ward. Heck, Froch has had two years to try and get a rematch with Ward after being royally whipped by him in the Super Six tournament in 2011, and Froch hasn’t lifted a finger to try and avenge his defeat to him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Fresh off of his 12 round unanimous decision win over WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler tonight in London, England, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch gave his one condition for WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward to fight him – the fight has to take place in the UK where Froch lives.
In other words, Froch doesn’t want to come to the United States to fight Ward again after losing to him by a 12 round unanimous decision in December 2011 while the two were taking part in the Super Six tournament hosted by Showtime Sports.
Froch said to Sky Sports tonight: “He [Ward] is there to be beaten, but not over in America. Let’s get him over here. I went over to America and now let’s get him over to England. I said before this fight that the winner should really be concentrating on moving on and my other loss was to pound for pound number two in the world Andre Ward.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Omar Torres: First off I have to say that tonight’s Cark Froch vs. Kessler fight has to be a candidate for fight of the year and Is a instant classic. This fight had me on the edge of my seat as both warriors went toe to toe in 12 rounds of none stop action of boxing at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Froch won the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision with the judges seeing him the victor by the scores 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.
In my opinion this second fight was better than the first and a third fight between these two would be exciting. After watching Froch performance against Kessler, Froch showed that he deserves a second shot at Andre Ward next. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tonight, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) beat WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) tonight by a 12 round unanimous to even the score in their two fights together, but instead of talking about wanting to move on and face the other fighter that whipped him, Andre Ward, Froch says he wants to fight Kessler a third time.
Froch said “It’s one [victory] a piece. Who knows? You [Kessler] fancy a third one? It feels really good. The only thing that feels bad is that I had to beat such a nice gentleman, a real warrior.”
Yeah, I bet Froch would like to fight Kessler again with a price tag of 15 pounds on pay per view. I wonder how many times Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn can sell this one before the public loses interest. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight that could have gone either way, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) defeated WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KO’s) by a close 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the O2 Arena, in London, UK. The final judges’ scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113.
You can ignore the judge that scored the fight 118-110 for Froch because that score is no indication of how the fight was fought. Froch barely won the fight and spent pretty much the entire missing over and over and over again with his shots. I haven’t seen Froch miss this much since he fought Andre Dirrell in 2009. It was downright embarrassing to see Froch whiffing with his punches like a blind man. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: We’ve heard IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s excuses for why he lost to Mikkel Kessler three years ago and for why he got beaten by Andre Ward in 2011, and some of Froch’s loyal fans have bought into his excuses.
Well, tonight at the O2 Arena in London, England there can be no more excuses for Froch. If he loses tonight, he can’t fall back on the old ‘I lost my edge because my travel to the site was delayed’ or ‘I lost my concentration because I was away from home around Christmas.’ Read the rest of this entry »