Froch: Broner can’t back it up in the ring
By Scott Gilfoid: Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch thinks that former three division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) is a Floyd Mayweather Jr. imitator who can’t back it up in the ring.
Froch sees Broner as being little more than a clown at best, and he’s not impressed with him as a fighter. Froch doesn’t believe that the talented 26-year-old Broner is the real deal. You can’t argue with the success that this young talent has had.
Broner has captured world titles in three divisions, and he’ll be looking to win his 4th division world title this Saturday night on October 3rd on Showtime against former WBA 140lb champion Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) at the U.S. Bank Arena, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“I think he’s [Broner] a clown. He gives it large and tries to be like Floyd Mayweather but he says way too much and can’t back it up in the ring,” Froch said to skysports.com.
Broner would still likely be unbeaten if he hadn’t moved up from the lightweight division to fight at welterweight against Shawn Porter and Marcos Maidana. You can’t blame Broner for losing those two fights. He beats guys his own size and smaller, so he’s not failing when he’s matched against guys in his natural weight class.
We never saw Froch move up to light heavyweight and cruiserweight to fight bigger guys like Sergey Kovalev or Olesandr Usyk. Could you imagine Froch fighting Kovalev or Usyk? I think it would have ended badly for Froch in both fights. Even against a guy that previously fought at super middleweight like Adonis Stevenson, I think Froch would have lost to him as well. You can’t take anything away from Broner for having moved up two divisions to fight the likes of Porter and Maidana at welterweight.
Broner started his career out at super featherweight, so he really moved up three divisions to fight Maidana and Porter. How would Froch do if he moved up three divisions to fight Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder at heavyweight? My guess is Froch would lose badly in a matter of minutes. Broner has done well in his career against the fighters in his own natural weight class, but he’s obviously struggled against bigger guys than him.
“He gets hit in the face far too often and ultimately thinks he’s better than he is. I am not a fan,” Froch said about Broner. “If you are going to be cheeky or lairy and come to the ring dancing and singing, you’ve got to win every single fight. And not just win, but win impressively.”
Darleys Perez vs. Anthony Crolla rematch to be televised on AWE in United States on 11/21
The rematch between WBA World lightweight champion Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs) and #11 WBA Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs) on November 21st will be televised in the United States on AWE. The Perez-Crolla fight will take place once again at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. The two fighters faced each other last July with the fight being scored a 12 round draw after the British referee took two points away from Perez in the 11th and 12th rounds for hitting Crolla low.
It’s always controversial when a referee takes points away in the championship rounds for things like low blows, but it’s really controversial when the referee takes points away in consecutive rounds. The point deductions saved Crolla from losing the fight, as the fight was scored 113-113, 113-113 and 116-111 for Crolla.
I didn’t agree with the point deductions at all, especially the second one were Crolla pulled down on Perez’s head while he was throwing a punch. I think the referee totally blew the call by saying that was a low blow. Yeah, it was a low blow, but it was caused by Crolla yanking down on Perez’s head while he was throwing a punch.
Normally a referee doesn’t count that as a low blow when a fighter pulls down on their opponent’s heads while they’re throwing a shot, but in this case the referee either didn’t see the infraction by Crolla or he might have felt that it doesn’t matter if you’re having your head pulled down while throwing a punch.
The American boxing fans will get to see the rematch for themselves, so hopefully we don’t get any odd situations where a referee inserts himself into the fight when one of the two fighters is on his way to losing like last time. I don’t care either way. I just don’t like to see a referee blowing a call like the above mentioned one in the first Perez-Crolla fight, and I don’t like to see referee’s take control over a close fight to where their decisions effects the outcome.
I think Perez, 32, is going to bring his own referee and judges with him for the fight in the form of his two fists. I don’t think he’s going to let a referee or judges take away his win like last time. I suspect he’ll KO Crolla to get the win.
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