Froch’s time as the WBC champion is about over; Ward ready to take over
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KO’s) has had a nice one fight run with World Boxing Council belt after winning the vacant title with a 12 round decision victory over Arthur Abraham in November 2010.
But I had to say it but Froch’s time as the WBC champion is about up now that he’s facing WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KO’s) in two and half weeks from now at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Froch, 34, is nowhere near as good as the talented Ward, and their December 17th fight date is about the same as an appointment for Froch to turn over the belt. Think of it as a ceremony of the turning over of the WBC title belt, because that is what is going to happen.
Froch will lose by a lopsided 12 round decision, and the belt will go from Froch to Ward immediately after the fight. Froch will then have to go home to Nottingham, England minus the belt. Ward has been waiting for a shot against Froch ever since Froch defeated Andre Dirrell by a controversial 12 round decision in 2009.
Ward, like a lot of people, didn’t like what Froch got away with in that fight with all the fouling he did. I thought Froch should have been disqualified by the 7th round because of his constant fouling. But the referee didn’t do a thing. Now Ward is going to pound Froch and outclass him. It’s kind of a good thing.
Froch will get a lot of visibility in this fight worldwide, and after he loses he’ll have a variety of areas in his game that he can work on. Failure is good sometimes, isn’t it? Froch can fail and then learn from his failure, I hope. There are some things Froch can never change unfortunately. He’ll never be as fast as Ward or as talented. But he can work on learning how to block shots and how to fight on the inside. Froch can do neither very well. These are just two of the reasons why Froch is going to get schooled on December 17th and sent home to Nottingham with a nice loss.
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