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Anthony Dirrell ranked #1 by WBC, Froch’s days as champion are numbered

By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Council (WBC) has pushed unbeaten Anthony Dirrell (23-0, 20 KO’s) to the number #1 spot in the WBC rankings in the super middleweight division. This is bad news for the WBC champion Carl Froch, because next to the talented Andre Dirrell, his brother Anthony is the next best thing that the WBC has to offer.

It’s too bad, though, because Froch’s time as the WBC champ is about to end on October 29th in his Super Six tournament finals but against WBA champion Andre Ward at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I wish that fight could wait until Anthony Dirrell could get his mitts on Froch to school him. A loss wouldn’t hurt Froch any as for as the Super Six tourney goes, because he would still be allowed to finish the tourney where he’s a champion or not.

Oh well, maybe Dirrell can fight Froch after he loses to Ward as a kind of tune-up fight for a bout against Ward. Anthony is a lot like his brother Andre – blazing fast hands, incredible defense and excellent power. However, Anthony is more a physical brute, a bigger puncher, but only because he thinks offense a lot more than Andre. I like to think of Anthony as the Vitali Klitschko and Andre like his brother Wladimir Klitschko.

But that’s not even how it is, because Anthony is speedy just like Andre, and does everything he can do but is a lot more aggressive in pressuring and sitting down on his shots. I rate him a lot higher than Froch. This is a nightmare for Froch, because he’s going to have to fight him if he wants to get another shot after he loses his WBC belt to Ward in October.

Anthony, 26, has destroyed his last eight opponents by knockouts. In his last fight, he blew out Kevin Engel in two rounds on July 22nd.


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