If Froch beats Ward, Sergio Martinez or Pavlik could be next
By Scott Gilfoid: If you believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy, you’ll believe that WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KO’s) will beat WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KO’s) in the finals of the Super Six tournament on October 29th to get to big money fights against the likes of Kelly Pavlik and Sergio Martinez.
Froch faces Ward at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but he’s over-matched in this fight and is about to be drummed out of the tourney. In theory, though, Froch has some rather tasty fights on the horizon for him if he can somehow overcome the massive talent advantage that Ward has in this fight.
Sergio Martinez and Kelly Pavlik are two fighters that want a piece of Froch, and it would be huge fights for Froch if he were to stage them in the UK. A win over Ward, would make Froch a star on the level of David Haye and Amir Khan. He could then fight either Pavlik or Martinez in Wembley Stadium, sell out the place and make a bundle.
It’s too bad none of this will likely happen. Ward is going to spank Froch and give him a royal beating on October 29th in one of the most one-sided fights of the tournament. Somehow, I just can’t see Pavlik or Martinez showing an ounce of interest in Froch once he’s been lit up again and sent home in defeat. Oh, I’m sure Froch can get some fights. He’s made enough of a name for himself to get some local lads like George Groves, Brian Magee, James DeGale or Nathan Cleverly to perhaps want to fight him.
Froch might even beat Groves and Cleverly. However, DeGale would be pretty much the same as putting Froch in with Ward. DeGale would school Froch, and hand him another loss. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there. The main thing is Froch won’t be getting a Pavlik or Martinez bout once Ward gives him a whipping he won’t soon forget. What comes after Ward is kind of irrelevant, because Froch will have missed his big chance.