Mick the Marmalizer
More bloody confusion due to Boxing politics. Yes Stevenson deserves a shot at Froch, but a deal’s a deal & if Bute’s successful then the re-match needs honouring. As IBF champion Froch should abide by there rules, however at his age his career is in it’s autumn & avenge’s against both Kessler & Ward must be high on his agenda. With the likes of Thomas Oostuhazen, George Groves & James DeGale 2013 looks to ba an interesting year @ 168Lb!Posted November 3, 2012 6:20 am
DT, moving up in weight usually isn’t a big detriment to a fighter’s body. It’s when he has to move back down in weight. But, itf it’s only one fight, Triple G should be fine.
But I’m with you, most fighters have to grow into a weight division over time, and fighter is usually asking for trouble by jumping up or down in weight just for a payday.
But this is what happens when a fighter is as avoided as Triple G. We’ve seen this in recent history with fighters like Sergio Martinez and Paul Williams.Posted November 3, 2012 12:14 am
The Cobra will punish him!Posted November 2, 2012 3:34 am
I really hope that Froch/Bute does happen and it’s for the IBF title. Because I do agree with Sugar Hill…a champion should win the title by beating an existing champion.
I also agree that Adonis is ready to compete with anyone in the division…whether he wins is another discussion. But, I do think that he can compete with anyone in the division.Posted November 1, 2012 7:13 pm
I think the IBF should wait until the Froch-Bute rematch has played out in Spring before stripping anyone, that’s a huge fight and much more appealing than a Stevenson bout. Meanwhile Stevenson could perhaps face a genuine top 10 guy like Oosthuizen.Posted November 1, 2012 4:13 pm