Carl Froch takes on Jamaican warhorse Glen Johnson next, in the Super Six super-middleweight semi final.
The fight will take place in March or April and will be staged in America, possibly Las Vegas, giving Froch maximum exposure on the world scene.
Sky Sports are said to be interested in screening the fight and the Super Six final, which can introduce the Nottingham fighter to the main stream and Froch can finally get the credit he deserves.
WBC champion Froch, if he wins this fight, could face Andre Ward, the WBA champion set to take place in either Las Vegas or New York.
By Geno McGahee: I called Froch the “Dark Horse” to win the tournament and he has proven just that with wins over Andre Dirrell and Arthur Abraham. His one loss, a decision to Mikkel Kessler, was a debatable one, and he still considers himself an undefeated fighter. Froch came onto the scene prior to the tournament’s creation with a final round knockout of Jermain Taylor, saving his undefeated record and title with only seconds to spare. He has improved since then and looked fantastic beating Abraham up for 12 rounds.
Froch has issues with boxers like Taylor and Dirrell, but like Abraham, Johnson will be standing in front of him, creating openings, but can he keep off the old man and take the decision or the unlikely stoppage?
Glen Johnson is the man that will never go away. He has been on the big stage a lot over the last seven years. After being the victim of many bad decisions and after being avoided by many fighters, Roy Jones, JR., hand picked him as an opponent and paid for it. A crushing right hand sent Roy to the floor, out cold and placed Johnson into the big leagues. He followed up with an upset win over Antonio Tarver, he held his own with Chad Dawson and Tavoris Cloud, and has proven to be one of the most durable men in boxing.
At 41 years of age, he has defied father time and still performs well. He knocked out Allan Green to get into the semi finals and seems stronger at 168, seven pounds less than his normal division. He will be pressing ahead and trying to stop Froch, but he may be running into a mine field. Froch is a devastating puncher and if he lands at Johnson when he comes in, the veteran may be knocked out.
The most likely scenario is a safety first decision win for Froch, leading to a Ward – Froch finals.
Ward vs. Froch is a pick’em fight. Ward would be the favorite going in, but anything can happen and Froch has more than a puncher’s chance going in. The rest of the Super Six should be as great as the beginning of it….high drama and potential surprises along the way.
With the winner possibly facing off against Lucian Bute, the 168 pound division still remains one of the most exciting in boxing.
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Andre Ward, 23-0, 13 KO’s vs. Arthur Abraham, 31-2, 25 KO’s WBA Super Middleweight Title and a Place in the Final
At one time, Abraham, the long time reigning middleweight champion with an undefeated record and granite chin was considered the most likely to win. It’s hard not to favor him after watching him tough it out against Edison Miranda with a severely broken jaw, and when he moved up, he knocked out former middleweight champion, Jermain Taylor, picking up 3 points and the lead in the tournament. At that point, it was going according to script. read more….
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- Carl Froch: ‘I’ve got back WBC belt that was rightfully mine’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Super Six bout should outshine Vegas tripleheader (nypost.com)
- Champion Froch so proud (skysports.com)
- Carl Froch regains vacant World Boxing Council supermiddleweight title after beating Arthur Abraham (telegraph.co.uk)