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Anonymous

Kessler would when he has beaten Froch for the second time.

Posted January 14, 2013 8:16 pm 


Anonymous

If Froch is going to stop Kessler whats he going to do Stevenson? Don’t know much about superman but that’s a bold prediction to say he would KO Kessler

Posted January 8, 2013 10:45 am 


Boxtradamus

Learn how to keep UP with the TIMES. Lots of people including World Class athletes use the internet nowadays. In FACT if you watched Showtime 360 you would have seen Carl Froch reading articles on ESB…World Class Boxers and Trainers use this site as Boxing isn’t covered MUCH in the paper anymore…Some of them even comment under aliases such as Virgil Hunter (who I’ve met in person as Boxtradamus but I won’t give away his alias), Paulie Malignaggi, and Damarcus Corley. I’m SURE that there are many more who read and DON’T comment. And why WOULDN’T they read MY prediction??? I’m the GREATEST Prophet ever born in THIS Sport.

Posted January 7, 2013 12:13 am 


Boxtradamus

Yup. Learn how to keep UP with the TIMES. People from ALL walks of life use the internet in 2013 including World class athletes. They use twitter TOO. IF you watched the Showtime 360 show you would have seen Carl Froch reading articles on ESB. World Class Boxers AND Trainers read this site although all of them may not choose to comment. Its the Top Boxing website in the World. I’m SURE Kessler has read PLENTY of MY posts. In FACT YOU may be him just trying to misdirect the reader from the REAL reason that the Fight hasnt been signed. MY prediction made you unsure of yourself.

Posted January 6, 2013 11:37 pm 


Anonymous

Lol Kessler read YOUR predicition ? Give me a break naab. Why on earth would he as a world class athlete go in on this webside to read an unknow guys (you) stupid prediction ?

Posted January 6, 2013 6:10 am 


Joseph Herron

Stevenson got caught with a punch he didn’t see…it happens in boxing. Since then, he started training with Emanuel Steward and now Sugar Hill in Detroit. He’s a much improved fighter and would give anyone a very hard fight at this point in his career…including Froch, Ward, or Kessler.

Posted January 4, 2013 7:24 pm 


Joseph Herron

Guys, no one wants to fight Adonis Stevenson…and for good reason. He’s not a huge box office draw anywhere else but Quebec, Canada, and he’s a very hard punching southpaw who is getting technically more proficient with each fight.

Posted January 4, 2013 5:27 pm 


gray

why didnt froch fight stevenson instead of mack and get the mandatory out the way? everyone knows the ibf are tough on mandatorys

Posted January 4, 2013 4:55 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Froch-Kessler I was one of the best fights that year, a top 5 FOY candidate that most forgot about when it was time to vote because knockdowns and KOs didn’t happen. That’s only because they both have rock chins. Those punches would’ve put most other guys to sleep. If they can arrange this Stevenson stepaside I’ll look forward to the bout. But if not, Stevenson will also bring good action. It’s a win-win for boxing fans.

Posted January 4, 2013 2:58 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Ward entered surgery at 6:30am this morning. He keeps saying he will rehab for 3-6 months then his shoulder will be even stronger than it was before. I don’t see how a surgery can make your shoulder stronger than it was, unless by that he means stronger than when he was fighting with an injured shoulder.

Posted January 4, 2013 2:55 pm 


MK

Ward not fighting for a year, due to a shoulder injury, well that means that his shoulder is shot, and his career is over? hmm somehow I don’t see that. Look mate, several british newspapers had Kessler stalking Froch, and having him in trouble up against the ropes. Did you hear Froch and his corner talking during the fight, between rounds, Froch did not seem overly confident. Concerning excuses Froch was a gentleman about that, unlike some. The fact is that Froch seems to be going into his third easy fight in a row now, a fight nobody cares about. I was really tired of people putting Carl down before the super 6, just like I am tired of the hype surrounding Carl now.

Posted January 4, 2013 12:20 pm 


Juanma

And yes, Ward needs shoulder surgery, hense why his fight with Pavlic is off. Shoulder surgery is a BIIIIIGGG risk for a boxer, for reasons im sure you can figure out for yourself

Posted January 4, 2013 11:30 am 


Juanma

Did i say Froch won ? Errrrrr NO MATE!! Kessler won because Froch boxed badly, started slow, and was clearly not his self. If i remember correctly (which i do), there was an ash cloud keeping airoplanes grounded the week of the Froch vs Kessler fight, and Froch had to hire a private plane the day before the fight. Kessler won that fight by 2 rounds imo, but only because Froch didnt box well. AND Kessler never had Froch in trouble at any time in that fight MATE

Posted January 4, 2013 11:29 am 


MK

Look mate, read all the british newspapers and comments, Kessler vs Froch postfight, they all said that Kessler won, the BBC had it 2-3 rounds in favour of Kessler. Are you saying that Ward will not fight for the next year? Thats quite a long time. Froch has had 2 easy fights and easy fight coming up, look Froch vs Kessler is the one people want to see. Those damn promoters. None of these two fighters are getting younger.

Posted January 4, 2013 10:51 am 


Juanma

Kessler never had Froch in trouble atall in the first fight. Ward needs shoulder surgery, so theres no point in Kessler going after Ward for atleast another year. MK Climb off of Kesslers corey. He is old news. He beat a poor version of froch, and got easily handled by ward. He didnt win a round vs ward on many peoples score cards. You sound like his mother. Ward would probably take Kessler as a tune-up after his surgery

Posted January 4, 2013 9:47 am 


MK

Danish media reports the same: Froch vs Kessler 2 is in danger, because Froch has to meet the mandatory challenger first. Lets see if that is correct, if it is it is close to a disaster for both fighters. Kessler needs to meet a top smw fighter again now, he can’t wait that long. He will probably go for Ward, and the Froch fight might never happen. I will have to see this scenario, before I believe it, since Kessler stalked Froch and had him in trouble several times, in the first fight. We heard that a unification bout takes presedence over a mandatory defence, I don’t know what happened since yesterday.

Posted January 4, 2013 8:35 am 


Boxtradamus

Well that’s too bad. Kessler must’ve read MY prediction and decided not to go through with it. IF he doesn’t want to get stopped smart move.

Posted January 4, 2013 2:24 am 


Anonymous

Froch’s promoter just confirmed to a local media in Montreal that the negotiations with Kessler failed and he couldn’t also a derogation from the IBF. There he said that Froch-Stevenson is on for March or April either in England or Montreal.

Posted January 4, 2013 1:30 am 


Neil(pomy)

The first fight was close but the right man won ….. but i think Froch on home turf wins the return (in another close one). Evenly matched fight but home turf swings it.

Posted January 3, 2013 8:48 pm 


Boxtradamus

Froch lost to Kessler because the Judges didn’t know how to score effective punches. Froch also lost to Kessler because he ALLOWED the Fight to be scored instead of stopped. Froch had Kessler on the way out 2 or 3 times but didnt go for the kill because he suffered from JET lag or something. As I SAID at the end of the bout I say it AGAIN…IF Froch isn’t suffering from Jet lag he’ll stop Kessler. After getting screwed on the scorecards he’s going for the knockout like Marquez DID.

Posted January 3, 2013 6:11 pm 


Junior

Froch lost to Kessler because he started slowly. He would have lost to Taylor (if he hadnt got the KO late on) because he started slow. He would have beat Pascal by a wider margin if he had started faster. He would have beaten Johnson by a wider margin if he started faster. He FINALY admitted to being a slow starter after the Ward fight, and he changed the way he starts. He started faster against Bute and look what happened! He started faster against Mack and look what happened (not exactly a great acheivement). He will start faster against Kessler and he will beat Kessler. MK, im a fan of both Kessler and Froch, but you sir are VERY bias. Froch is regarded as number 2 in the SMW division by everyone but you. You have said that Kessler is better in every way! I dont think so. They are pretty evenly matched. Froch boxed badly against Kessler. He wont make the same mistake again

Posted January 3, 2013 4:01 pm 


MK

Yes Froch vs Kessler 2 will never be a 3 round affair, in fact I can’t imagine any of the two fighters staying on the floor. In the first fight I thought Froch threw a lot of sloppy jabs, but that Kessler landed the harder punches, especially to the body, but missed a lot. Froch has the advantage of fighting in front of his own crowd, Kessler has a fantastic trainer, so I think the fight will be even better than Kessler vs Froch 1. Kessler will have to impressively beat Froch to win this one. I wish they would finally settle for a clear-cut date and venue.

Posted January 3, 2013 3:31 pm 


Boxtradamus

OH. SO Floyd is the SUPER CHAMP and Trout is the regular CHAMP. Well I THANK you Hissydalgo for helping ME to prove MY point. The IBF doesn’t come UP with these types of SHENANIGANS.

Posted January 3, 2013 3:07 pm 


Myarse

Whatever belt Floyd won, that was May 2012 and this is Jan 2013 so unless we’re talking about the WBC and you have Suliman in your pocket then in order to keep ANY belt you have to actually box sometimes. That’s what boxers do. As far as I’m concerned Mayweather is retired until he’s signed up for a fight and named an opponent.

Posted January 3, 2013 11:08 am 


Hidalgo

“HOW the HECK is Trout the WBA CHAMP when Floyd beat Cotto and became the WBA CHAMP???” Well, Braggadamus, if you knew what you were talking about you’d know the answer to your own question. Floyd took the WBA SUPER light middleweight title from Cotto. Trout took the WBA (ordinary) light middleweight title from Cotto. Now, wehter that makes sense or seems legit is irrelevant. That’s their rules, the principles fought for the respective titles and that’s the way things turned out. See, Floyd took the big belt and Austin got the little belt. Pretty simple if you know how to READ.

Posted January 3, 2013 10:34 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

Both Froch & Kessler have chins of granite, so this fight’s going go 12 & well worth PPV. That coming from me is some comment as I’m a tight as a drum when it comes to paying for TV!

Posted January 3, 2013 8:23 am 


MK

Kessler will be there throughout the 12 rounds, with that in mind, how do you figure that Froch is the heavy favorite, against a much better fighter, a stronger fighter. This will be a war that Froch can’t win, Froch is great, but he is no Calzaghe. Remember that Kessler said, just after the first fight, in a tv interview, Froch is very slow. The Froch hype is based on wins over two weak fighters, Mack and Bute.

Posted January 3, 2013 7:52 am 


hookoffthejab

Andre Dirrell took the red pill ….

Posted January 3, 2013 6:57 am 


The Kingslayer

Who cares about stupid trinkets Froch vs. Kessler II is a great rematch, I can’t wait.

Posted January 3, 2013 5:15 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

Common sence appears to have occured here & hat’s off to the IBF for recognizing unification of sorts(Ward is the true WBA champion). However mandatorie’s & contracts need to be honoured. 168Lb has to be one of the most exciting divisions in Boxing right now & looks to continue that way thanks to the likes of Thomas Oosthuizen, George Groves, James DeGale ETC. One solution to the Stephenson problem would be to match him with Lucian Bute & have the winner fight Froch/Kessler in Canada.
Back to the IBF praise, they were the last sanctioning body to hold 15 round contests & I was @ the last one in the UK Barry Michael/Rocky Lockridge. What a shame 15 rounders will never come again.

Posted January 3, 2013 4:41 am 


TARK

One thing I don’t understand… Where is Andre Dirrell??? Is he going to fight anybody or not? Is he going to talk about his future and what’s happening or what?

Posted January 3, 2013 3:10 am 


Anonymous

David Haye, hustling, hustling, hustling, Hustling, Hustling, like the other fighters, but trains like an athlete, deserves his fights, never turns into a fat under trained fighter with an HBO contract.

Posted January 3, 2013 2:54 am 


Carl Froch

Stan Ridgway, camouflage, I just see that on youtube, good one.

Posted January 3, 2013 2:22 am 


Anonymous

Sue will tweak his nose.

Posted January 3, 2013 12:47 am 


Sooty and Sweep and Sue

Got nailed into the bathroom, it’s a council of war now

Posted January 3, 2013 12:39 am 


TARk

Kessler was more than a 2 to 1 favorite to beat Ward when they met… The fight was one of the easiest touches because Ward was a very good boxer, and Kessler was robotic and couldn’t box very well at all. I thought Ward would stop Kessler in about 8 after winning every round, but he never gets excited or fired up when he starts clobbering people. He takes his time. Ward, Danny Garcia, Donaire, and the K Bros are 6 of the most controlled fighters I’ve ever seen, but Donaire at least has some facial expressions and doesn’t look so intense like he’s performing brain surgery. Froch wears his emotions on his sleeve and gets really excited when he starts killing you. I expect him to get Kessler going and finish him off—something the super excitable Calzaghe couldn’t do.

Posted January 3, 2013 12:30 am 


Anonymous

That’s an old myth, that was a lucky punch, but a good one, Muhammad Ali had it in control, that is why he was great even then.

Posted January 3, 2013 12:09 am 


Henry Cooper v Muhammad Ali

I knocked you into the middle of next week, your glove was ripped, just like that, so said Angelo Dundee, it’s the way you tell em.

Posted January 3, 2013 12:06 am 


Tommy Cooper

Just like that, stop it, applause, claws, thank you very much

Posted January 3, 2013 12:00 am 


Anonymous

poor Cheetah, he was injured, got munched by that Lion, it was injured, that’s life.

Posted January 2, 2013 11:09 pm 


Hayemaker

David Haye, but he wouldn’t bite your head off.

Posted January 2, 2013 11:00 pm 


Lion v Cheetah

Get down your own end, or I will set my dad on you

Posted January 2, 2013 10:59 pm 


Lion Froch

Stevenson will get bitten, like the Lion v Cheetah, very sad but true, did you see that, gutted.

Posted January 2, 2013 10:44 pm 


Joseph Herron

I agree, Boxtra…the IBF is the most fairly run sanctioning body to all of it fighters.

Posted January 2, 2013 10:39 pm 


Boxtradamus

I LIKE the IBF. They’re the most well run organization..They don’t make twenty different versions of the SAME title like these other organizations DO. They enforce their mandatories but will make an exception for a Unification bout. THAT is the way that is supposed to be done. The WBC will strip you for trying to unify because they care about their OWN well being more than the Sport. They don’t want to split sanctioning fees with other organizations. The WBO is a JOKE organization that will stage Vacant title Fights between guys who aren’t even in the Division. THE WBO smells like B.O…don’t even let me get started on the WBA….HOW the HECK is Trout the WBA CHAMP when Floyd beat Cotto and became the WBA CHAMP??? The MORE CHAMPS the MERRIER eh??? The IBF beats em all as far as sanctioning bodies go.

Posted January 2, 2013 10:37 pm 


Boxtradamus

Yup. Froch beats Kessler AND Stevenson. Froch over Kessler by stoppage.

Posted January 2, 2013 10:06 pm 


Anonymous

WAR… Froch will win.

Posted January 2, 2013 9:20 pm 



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