Froch: I know I can beat Ward and Kessler to avenge my defeats

By Boxing News - 12/26/2012 - Comments

froch4By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says that he’s pretty confident that he can set up a rematch with Froch and WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler in late Spring of next year so that he can try and avenge his loss to Kessler from 2010.

In the meantime, Froch thinks he can both Ward and Kessler in rematches, saying to the “I have only been beaten twice, and I know that I can beat them [Kessler and Ward] both this time around and prove that I am the best around.”

I think Froch is a better talker than Ward and Kessler, but I don’t see him as being a better fighter and I believe we saw the best of what Froch could do when he faced them last time and lost to both of them. Froch says he had problems in both fights that kept him from being at his best, and the rematches he would be ready to beat them at the top of his game. I think it’s a bunch of hogwash from Froch.

If Froch was good enough to beat Kessler and Ward, he would have beaten them but he wasn’t and that’s the reason he lost the fights.

Kessler and Froch will no doubt fight next Spring as long as Kessler agrees to the money and the venue for the fight. That’s going to be tough to get Kessler to agree to it because he’s not keen on fighting in the UK where Froch and his promoter Eddie Hearn want the fight to take place.

If Froch can’t Kessler, then I don’t see how a Froch-Ward fight can take place in 2013. It might take place in 2014, if Froch could redeem himself somehow by beating some quality super middleweights, but I don’t see Ward agreeing to fight Froch immediately after Kessler beats him for a second time.

The whole problem with Hearn and Froch laying out a three-fight plan of him fighting Kessler, Andre Ward, and Lucian Bute , is that the chance are just so high that Froch gets beaten anywhere along the way and that’ll pretty much finish his plans on getting the other fights.

Ward won’t want to fight a beaten Froch. Bute might because he has a contract with Froch for a rematch, and besides that he wants to avenge his loss to him from earlier this year. But Ward doesn’t have any great incentive to fight Froch again because he already beat him last December in the Super Six tournament, so he’s not going to jump at the chance to fight Froch after Kessler beats him. That would be like Ward getting sloppy seconds and he won’t want to do that.

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