Froch: I’ll walk though Ward’s feather duster shots
By Scott Gilfoid: I must confess I still haven’t seen last Saturday’s Super Six semifinal fight between WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KO’s) and Glen Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KO’s), but I have seen some tasty clips of it and seen enough to give my two cents on the bout. But before I do, it looks like Froch is already opening his trap about his Super Six finals bout against the heavy favorite American WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KO’s.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Froch said “This guy [talking about Ward] is an Olympic champion, very fast, very skillful, but to be honest I did a better job on [Arthur] Abraham than he did. His biggest asset is his fast reflexes but he’s not a big puncher, so he’s going to have trouble keeping me off him. I’m going to walk forward, impose my strength and power, stick it on him and walk through his feather-duster punches.”
God, Froch sounds like he’s dreaming something fierce. Someone needs to pour a nice cup of tea and wake him up from his revery. Ward toyed with Abraham and beat him with ease recently. Froch did a number on Abraham as well, but only after the blueprint to beat Abraham was already created by Andre Dirrell. All Froch had to do was basically mimic what Dirrell did and try to louse it up too much. Dirrell was much more impressive against Abraham than Froch. And I think Froch is forgetting the fact that Ward easily beat Mikkel Kessler by an 11th round technical decision in 2009. Froch was beaten by Kessler only last year. Do you get the picture? Froch loses to Kessler while Ward easily beats Kessler. That tells you all you need to know about Froch’s chances against Ward. Froch basically has no chance against Ward. The Froch-Johnson fight only picked a victim for Ward to beat up and humiliate in the finals of the Super Six. It’s going to be embarrassingly easy for Ward to beat Froch.
As for the Johnson-Froch fight, from the short youtube clips of the fight I saw, Froch looked to be getting hit clean by Johnson with right hands. It was almost silly to see Froch getting tagged left and right by Johnson. But I must say that Johnson looked badly weight drained. His power and his workrate just weren’t there for this fight. Obviously, the strain of having to make 168 proved to be too much for Johnson, leaving him weak, lethargic and unable to muster up more than a small handful of punches every round. I saw Froch’s win as nothing more than a win by default over a guy that wasn’t at his full strength for the fight. Heck, on top of that, Johnson is 42-years-old and even with that, Froch barely beat him by most accounts. What does that tell you?
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