Froch hoping his fans will intimidate Bute
By Scott Gilfoid: Carl Froch (28-2, 20 KO’s) is depending on his loyal British fans to put IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24 KO’s) off his game on Friday at the weigh-in at on Saturday at their fight at the Nottingham Arena in Nottingham, UK. Froch thinks his fans will intimidate Bute so he can gain an edge somehow.
Froch said “Bute is going to feel the full force of my fans tomorrow. There’s nothing like the Cobra’s arm in full force…I hope they come out in the thousands.”
I’m not a head shrink or anything like that, but I sure can feel some doubt from Froch in reading his words. I mean, when you see Froch hoping his fans will do a major part of the job for him against Bute, it strikes me as a desperate person looking for help. It’s almost like Froch is directing the fans to give Bute the business.
Come on, does Froch really need this in order to beat Bute? I wouldn’t want my fans to give an opponent grief so that I could get a small or large edge against them. I would want to beat them without my fans scaring them or making it hard for them to think.
Froch wasn’t finished with the old fan scaring bit, talking about how Andre Dirrell was supposedly scared when he weighed in for their fight in Nottingham in 2009. Froch said “He [Dirrell] was intimidated by the huge numbers and then they started chanting for me. They created a real racket and they will tomorrow, and Lucian Bute will gt a little idea of what’s in store for him on Saturday night, but times by three.”
Dirrell wasn’t afraid for one second against Froch, and he actually dominated Froch. Dirrell had Froch’s fans saying nothing. It was like a church in the Nottingham Arena while Dirrell was showing his stuff.
This is actually kind of funny to see Froch literally grasping any kind of edge he can get. Man, he sounds desperate as heck. I can smell the fear coming from Froch. He’s worried that he’s going to get spanked in front of all those Brits, and it must have him quacking in his boots about what’s in store for him on Saturday night. Getting beaten is one thing, but to get knocked out with a body shot in front of all those fans. I bet Froch is stressing out majorly.
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