Froch is made to order for Dirrell
By Scott Gilfoid: Talented Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) is gunning for IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (29-2, 21 KO’s) and he badly wants to avenge his earlier defeat against Froch from three years ago when Dirrell was forced to fight Froch in Nottingham, England as part of the Super Six tournament. We all know what happened in that fight.
Dirrell showed his stuff, outclassing Froch for 12 rounds, but then had to settle for a controversial 12 round split decision loss. Dirrell didn’t let the loss get to him, because he was too much of an adult to be hurt. He knew what he was in for when he agreed to fight Froch in Nottingham and he just had to accept that when you go into another fighter’s hometown, you’re going to have to really pound them to make sure you get the win.
Froch needs an opponent for his next fight in November, and Dirrell just happens to be available right now and plans on fighting on the same date as Froch on November 17th. It makes sense for Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn to look to put a fight together between Froch and Dirrell, unless for some reason Hearn would prefer that Froch not take the risky fight against Dirrell. I guess he could avoid that fight because Dirrell wouldn’t make the mistake of laying on the ropes like Lucian Bute did for five rounds to make it easy on Froch. Dirrell, with his magnificent defense and mobility, he’d be moving all around the ring making Froch miss with every shot he threw just like last time they fought.
I would have to favor Dirrell in a fight against Froch, and I’d give Dirrell a great chance of beating Froch in front of his own fans to capture his International Boxing Federation title.
Dirrell would pick Froch off with counter punches all night long while Froch was slowly plodding forward looking to land one big shot.