Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch, is the two time WBC Super middleweight champion of the world and arguably the best current British boxer, going off results and level of opposition to date. But the Nottingham man has not entered the public pyscy, like other boxers who have achieved less than him.
But hopefully all that is about to change, now that the UK’s boxing tv flag bearer SkySports, have confirmed that they will screen Froch’s Super Six showdown with Jamaican born veteran Glen Johnson on June 4th, giving Froch a bigger platform to showcase his skills and show the wider public what boxing have known for a while… That the UK’s Carl Froch is the real deal and a world class pound for pound rated fighter!
|Carl Froch – WBC Super-Middleweight Champion|
“It has been very frustrating for me and my fans,” said Froch (27-1, 20KO’s) who will put his title on the line against Johnson (51-14, 35 KO’s) at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City on June 4th..
“All I know is that this fight is going to be on Sky and the future is looking very positive and that things are going to turn around for me. I am very excited.”
“Johnson is a hard, hard man. I think that when I hit him it is like hitting an old oak tree,” he said.
“He is not going to move, he is going to take my shots but I’m not going to go in there to prove how hard I hit.
“I’m going to jab and move, hit and don’t get hit back. Johnson tends to walk onto you and close you down get you into a corner to get his shots off. It is my job to box him and make the night’s work as easy as possible.”
Johnson 42, will by no means be an easy nights work for Froch, he is a tough, experienced throwback fighter of pedigree. He has only ever been stopped once as a professional and that was against Bernard Hopkins in 1997 at middleweight.
Johnson a former IBF light-heavyweight world champion, fought a draw with Sheffield world champion Clinton Woods in 2003, he has wins over Roy Jones Jnr. and Antonio Tarver and is looking forward to fighting in this tournament and challenging Froch.
“When Showtime first put together the Super Six, I wished I was a super middleweight. I had to wait a year and when the opportunity came to enter the tournament, I jumped all over it.
“It’s going to be a great fight. I have a lot of respect for Carl. I saw him fight a few times previously and I know this is going to be a great fight.”
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