Froch doesn’t plan on standing in front of Johnson on June 4th
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s hard to believe it but WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (27-1, 20 KO’s) says he’s going to box 42-year-old slugger Glen Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KO’s) rather than slugging with him on June 4th in their Super Six tournament semifinals bout at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. If anyone has ever taken the time to see Froch’s fights, they’ll immediately notice that Froch isn’t particularly light on his feet nor is he fast of hand.
It would be fair to say that Froch is a bit of a plodder and that’s putting it mildly. This is why it’s hard to keep from laughing myself to death when I hear Froch saying he’s going to “hit and not get hit”. That’ll be the day.
Froch said this at the independent.co.uk: “I would be stupid to stand in front of him [Johnson] and have a tear-up. I’vbe been involved in my fair share of brawls, but I’m not looking to do that this time. It will be hit and not get hit, a boxing masterclass.”
Oh brother, now I’ve heard it all. That’s like saying Froch is suddenly not going to be Froch and turn into a talent like Andre Dirrell on June 4th. Sorry, Froch, but you can’t do that. You are what you are. Froch has to be happy just wearing the skin that he came into the Super Six tournament wearing. He change his style overnight to be un-hittable. That’s just not going to happen, and I hope for Froch’s sake he doesn’t try and stink up the joint by trying to run because he’ll lose for sure. At least if he fights in his old plodding style, he has a chance to win if he can tire Johnson out.
I don’t see it happening, but there’s at least a chance Froch can win. But if he starts spoiling and looking to not get hit against Johnson, then I see Froch losing like he did against Mikkel Kessler. And then we’ll probably have to hear Froch belly-aching about the loss for ages, saying he should have won the fight. Yeah, yeah, I know the deal, Froch.