Froch-Ward: Will Froch accept his defeat after Ward beats him?
By Scott Gilfoid: The worst thing a fighter can do is stubbornly refuse to admit when they’ve been beaten badly. We’ve already seen a good example of that with Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KO’s) in his loss to Mikkel Kessler in 2010.
Despite boxing fans unanimously seeing Froch having lost that fight, Froch still thinks he did enough to get the win. I’m now wondering if we’ll see the same thing from Froch after he faces WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward on December 17th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The talented Ward is rightfully the favorite to win this fight by the boxing experts and he’s going to prove that the experts weren’t wrong about his incredible talent by beating Froch badly. The outcome of the Froch-Ward fight isn’t up for debate, because Ward will clearly win this fight with ease.
The only thing you can really bet on is whether Froch will acknowledge that he got whipped. I’m predicting Froch will see himself winning the fight, even if he loses every round on the judges’ scorecard. If you look at Froch’s fight with Andre Dirrell in 2009, Froch appeared to lose the fight by at least an 8 rounds to 3 with one even in my view.
I’m not the only one who saw Froch getting soundly beaten. But Froch thinks he handled Dirrell and won convincingly. That tells me Froch is out of touch with what’s actually occurring in the ring when it comes to his own fights. And then when you look at the Kessler-Froch fight, it’s clear that Kessler won that fight. But again, Froch saw himself as the winner.
Froch is a fairly good judge when watching other fights, but when it comes to seeing his own, he just doesn’t seem to get it when he’s beaten. I hate to say it but I see Froch getting beaten beyond belief by Ward on December 17th, and Froch once again seeing himself winning the fight. It’ll be sad, of course, Froch resisting reality, insisting that he won the fight while the boxing world look at him and shake their heads in sadness at his inability to grasp the truth.
Gosh, I hope I’m wrong about this but I think I’ll be proven right. Froch will get beat, and then complain long and hard how he would have won the fight had it taken place in his home city of Nottingham, England, like his fight with Dirrell took place.