Froch should give Dirrell a rematch instead of Kessler
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (30-2, 22 KO’s) is really interested in facing WBA super middleweight champion Mikklel Kessler again to try and avenge his defeat from two years ago in the Super Six tournament, but that’s not the guy that Froch should be fighting a rematch with. If anyone that Froch should be looking to fight again, it should be Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) because Froch’s win over him in 2009 is one of the most controversial fights that you’ll ever see in your life.
For those who watched last Saturday’s horrendous decision in the Tomasz Adamek – Steve Cunningham 2 fight, that fight result is nothing compared to Froch’s controversial decision over Dirrell. What made Froch’s win over Dirrell so especially bad was that not only did Dirrell get jobbed in a fight that he arguably should have won 10 rounds to 2, but Froch was able to beat Dirrell while getting away with tons of fouling in that fight without getting penalized for it by the referee. It
was the closest thing I’ve ever seen to MMA in boxing, but it was all coming from Froch’s side. Dirrell was just trying to fight, but he had to deal all kinds of things like being body slammed, rabbit punched, held and hit, you name it. That was just some god awful scoring and refereeing of that fight.
Froch probably won’t ever give Dirrell a rematch because Froch seems satisfied with his win over “The Matrix” and he’s probably not going to test his luck in a second fight. Dirrell has said many times that he wants to fight Froch to beat him again, but Dirrell says he won’t fight Froch in Nottingham because he doesn’t want to find himself potentially on the receiving end of another questionable decision in Froch’s home arena in England.
Dirrell fought valiantly against Froch, but it was no use. No matter how badly he dominated him, Dirrell was given the shaft in the end by the judges.