Froch: Johnson’s fighting style is made for me
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (27-1, 20 KO’s) has previously said that he’s not going to just stand in front of his opponent Glen Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KO’s) when they fight it out in the semifinals of the Super Six tournament on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Froch said that he would hit and not get hit in return and presumably that would mean that Froch intends on doing a lot of movement to keep from being stationary for the hard hitting 42-year-old Johnson. However, Froch has now whistling a different tune, saying “Johnson is perfect for me. He’s made for me. He’ll be right there, right in front of me.”
I had a feeling that Froch would forget all about trying to use movement in this fight because it would mean that Froch would be changing his fighting style completely for this bout, and you know what they say about old dogs not being able to learn new tricks. But then again, maybe Froch forgot all about what he had said before about wanting to hit and not get hit.
Whatever the case, if Froch is going to be taking advantage of Johnson when he’s right in front of him, you have to assume Froch is going to try and slug with Johnson. In other words, Froch will fight the way he always had in the past and will be looking to go to war with the hard puncher.
I don’t give Froch any chance of beating Johnson if Froch elects to trade with him. The only way Froch can win this fight is if he runs all night and his legs don’t give out on him. Johnson is good at cutting off the ring and he’ll literally force Froch to fight him whether he wants to or not.