Dirrell up against a slow [Froch] wide Bullseye
By Scott Gilfoid: Next weeks on Saturday night, WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch will be facing a fighter in Andre Dirrell who will wreck his world and ruin Froch’s perfect record in the first fight of the Super Six tournament in Nottingham, England. Froch might as well have a bull’s-eye painted to his head because he’s going to be so wide open for every punch that Dirrell throws. For a fighter like Froch, who is the poster boy for how not to fight, he’s going to be getting riddled to pieces by the lightning fast Dirrell. Froch basically will be going into the fight thinking he’s facing another one of his over-matched opponents that he’s fought during his career, but he’s going to be in for a rude surprise when he starts taking shots.
Froch can’t fight going forward to save his life. If you watch the guy fight, he basically pushes his punches when he comes forward. His speed is just not there. Dirrell is going to be able to get out of the way Froch’s punches without any problems. Froch will be a like a big target as he stands straight up, looking like a big flamingo as he takes shot. And with his hands down by his sides, it’s going to be brutal the way that Dirrell is able to hit Froch.
I know Froch has a tremendous will to win, but when you’re missing the necessary skills to win, it’s just not going to happen. Exercise and training can only get a person so far. You got to have the talent, and frankly, Dirrell is light years ahead of Froch from what I can see.
Froch’s going to moving around the ring with his head held high, lantern jaw in the air, hands down by his sides and taking total punishment from Dirrell. Froch will continue to fight with his hands down by his sides even after his face is reddened and bleeding.
Instead of reaching up to block the punches, Froch will walk through them hoping to get a shot at Dirrell. But each time Froch gets close, Dirrell will tag him with several shots and then move away before Froch has time to wind up with one of his slow punches. At some point early in the fight, it will be clear that Froch bit off more than he can chew and is out of his league. Froch will continue to take punishment until the bitter end rather than quit on his stool.
Froch was incredibly lucky to get through his last fight with Jermain Taylor, needing to pull out the win with a knockout in the 12th. Froch’s luck won’t be there for him on October 17th, I hate to say. It’s too bad because Froch seems like a nice bloke, a kind of blue collar fighter who makes up for his lack of talent by working harder than the typical fighter. But when you get to this stage where you’re facing the best fighters in the world in the Super Six tourney, determination and hard work just won’t cut it. You got to have talent.
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