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Fury vs. Klitschko = same result, says Froch

Carl Froch Tyson Fury Wladimir Klitschko

By Scott Gilfoid: The opinions about the rematch between IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) and Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) are pretty well divided evenly with some boxing fans thinking Fury will do just enough to scratch out another painfully boring 12 round decision again, while other fans seeing Wladimir poleaxing the British heavyweight within the first six rounds to get the win.

Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch thinks that Fury will beat the 40-year-old Wladimir a second time, mainly because the Ukrainian heavyweight won’t do what he needs to do by throwing more punches. That was obviously the sole reason why Wladimir lost to Fury last time – he simply didn’t throw enough punches.

Despite being the older fighter, Wladimir had the better hand speed, punching power and mobility compared to Fury. Wladimir had everything going for him in that fight, but he forgot that he needed to actually throw punches to win.

Wladimir had everything else going for him, but he was unable to capitalize on that by him choosing not to throw punches.

“As for the rematch between Fury and (Wladimir) Klitschko, I think it will be the same result in a fight that wouldn’t be that entertaining,” said Froch to the I don’t think he (Klitschko) will do what he needs to do which is throw more punches, back Fury up, get him on the ropes and throw the right hand.”

Wladimir doesn’t necessarily need to back the 6’9” Fury up against the ropes in order to beat him. He can KO Fury with a single shot in the center of the ring at any moment. He doesn’t need to back him up against the ropes to flatten. I think Froch is seeing things in a limited manner like he’s seeing his second fight against George Groves.

Froch backed Groves up against the ropes in round eight, and then harpooned him with a right to the head. Groves never knew what hit him, as he went straight down on the canvas like a big sack of potatoes dropping. By the time Groves woke up, the fight was stopped and Froch was celebrating like mad around the ring. Wladimir doesn’t need to back Fury up for him to blast him to eternity with one of his right hands.

Wladimir just needs to let his hands go this time, and not be a sucker for Fury’s feints. Believe me; Fury is going to be using feints all night long because they worked for him last time to keep Wladimir from throwing punches. Wladimir must have not fought any guys that used feints in his career he acted like it was the first time he’d ever fought anyone that used those simplistic tactics before. Heck, Wladimir should have been able to see through Fury’s tricks from round one. I just got the impression that Wladimir hadn’t done his homework properly by scouting out Fury’s past fights on video to note that the guy used feints all the time. It’s so predictable that it’s not even funny. The way to defeat a fighter that uses feints 24/7 like Fury does is to smash them in the mouth with right hands over and over again. Pretty soon the fighters stop using the feints and realize that they actually need to throw punches rather than trying to scare you if they want to keep from getting blasted out. Wladimir didn’t have the wherewithal to figure out what a child could see in what he needed to do in order to negate Fury’s feints.

“I think he only threw the right hand six times in the whole fight. I don’t think he (Klitschko) should be fighting now. But it’s boxing so he might shock us all,” said Froch.

Why shouldn’t Wladimir be fighting? Does Froch want Wladimir to retire early like he did without testing himself against the cream of the division? Froch retired after beating George Groves twice, a fighter that clearly wasn’t in the same league as talents like Andre Ward or the Dirrell brothers. I think that was a weak way for Froch to get out of the sport if you ask me. I would like to think that Wladimir wouldn’t retire off a loss to Fury, because I think he still has the kind of talent that would enable him to beat a lot of the top heavyweights in the division. Wladimir shouldn’t short change himself because he can still make a lot of cash by fighting.

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