Froch likely to face Farias or Andrade next
By Scott Gilfoid: This coming Monday, IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (29-2, 21 KO’s) will be telling boxing fans who he plans on fighting next in November. If you were hoping it were talented contenders like Andre Dirrell, Kelly Pavlik or Thomas Oosthuizen that Froch will be picking next, I’m afraid you’ll be sadly disappointed because it’s not going to be anyone really good, believe me.
We’re going to see Froch in with a soft touch that will be willing to accept less money than the likes of Dirrell, Pavlik and Oosthuizen.
Here’s who I see Froch fighting next:
#13 IBF Librado Andrade (30-5, 23 KO’s)
#15 IBF Pablo Farias (21-2, 13 KO’s)
Both are soft touches and terrible fights in terms of entertainment. Of course, if you’re one of Froch’s diehard fans and enjoy seeing mismatches put together against guys that don’t have a prayer, then you’ll probably love to see Froch annihilate a past his best Andrade or the bottom IBF ranked Farias. It’ll be like watching Froch’s recent sick fight against former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute.
Farias, 24, has lost two out of his last four fights and looked terrible in all of them. At 5’9″, Farias looks too small for the division, like a middleweight carrying too much fat. He really needs to move down in weight, preferably to the junior middleweight division because even at middleweight I don’t see him doing anything.
Andrade, 33, used to be a decent fighter but he’s now lost four out of his last seven fights, including a 3rd round destruction to recent Oosthuizen victim Rowland Bryant. His game has really slipped badly.
I’d like to see Froch take on someone like Sakio Bika, because it would be interesting to see how Froch would do against a fighter that gave Andre Ward and Jose Calzaghe problems. However, I can’t see Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn agreeing to let Froch fight a dangerous guy like Bika because he’d be a real life underdog and I could see him beating Froch unless he got jobbed in Nottingham.
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