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I don’t think he pulled out, I think it was real KO. Remember he was on his knees, no base, also his muscles was more relaxed and punch was unexpected (which we all know is main ingredient for good knockout). He didn’t see punch coming and it was strong precise punch by very heavy hitter. I think it was really dangerous, he could’ve kill the man…

Posted November 23, 2012 5:39 pm 


Direll didnt beat froch, a few times he had frotch. But his lack of fighting sprit lost him the fight . In the abrham fight direll came out a different person . He came out fighting and boxing very well its whats boxing is all about. he looked very good he was showing his ability with speed and power he knocked abrham down but again the fight got tuff direll slipped and when abrham fouled him. I belive direll played poussum and pretended to be koed. now some will call this a smart move and maybe it was crying in the ring and all. it moved him along towards the finals of super 6 but he pulled out. I think he didnt want to face ward .He might come back the better fighter from all of this thou that remains to be seen.

Posted November 22, 2012 10:28 pm 


I dont like direll personaly so some of my opions of him might be biased . I belive in a hard tough fight he doesnt have the fighting sprit . most of his fights his talent and speeed will get him through . Against a guy like Ward he would quit not quit on the stool but quit trying to win the fight.IF ward leaves the 165 direll might even win the title .

Posted November 22, 2012 10:13 pm 


frotch might handle kessler was a great fight between to very good champs I dont thing frotch beats ward no matter where the location of the rematch.

Posted November 22, 2012 10:03 pm 


Ward is never Ward is never going to be a ppv star,he is simply to boring,Froch and Kessler are much more fun to watch.

Posted November 22, 2012 12:47 am 

Daly jr

MK my comment was for Buster Brown, who stated froch fans praise him even though hes 2nd best……Which would suggest that only the best in the division deserve praise.

Posted November 21, 2012 6:12 am 


There is no way froch beats ward. Sorry but thats fact

Posted November 20, 2012 9:29 pm 


Daly Jr: I am not sure what you mean with that, but the smw division is a hot division, with a lot of people deserving praise, lots of interesting fighters, anything can happen, realisticly. I don’t know if you have noticed the overwhelming wins, for hometown fighters. I would of course like to see Ward travel to Europe, I look forward to Froch going to Canada, I am interested in the younger talents, in the division too. These smw fighters are full of charisma. I mean, who would have thought that King Abraham, would be regarded as the weak champion, in the division …

Posted November 20, 2012 6:30 pm 

Daly jr

Does only the best in the division deserve praise? By that standard the sport is a waste of time? By that standard everyone in the world should only support the team who wins the world cup, or the super bowl, or the world series etc and so on. What a great comment you just gave us. Thanks for that

Posted November 20, 2012 11:57 am 

buster Brown

Froch fans are some of the loyalist. They praise their guy even though he’s second best.

Posted November 20, 2012 10:43 am 


Where I was pleasantly surprised with Frochs personality, in prefight and postfight interviews, with danish television, I was disappointed with his boxing skills against Kessler in Denmark. He was fighting on the backfoot, did not like body punches and was very slow. He was not, in any way a danger to Kessler, in that fight. Kessler was fighting with eye problems and took the fight to Froch the whole fight, and won for sure. I feel like the Froch hype comes from his two last fights, meeting worse and worse opponents. Froch can’t take Kessler out, no one can, so what is he going to do , with a heavy handed fighter, who is an intelligent technical fighter? There is no way, Froch wins on points against Kessler.

Posted November 20, 2012 6:07 am 


oh dear.

Posted November 20, 2012 4:57 am 


I feel it necessary to inform those of you that think Froch beats Kessler, you are sadly mistaking. Carl Froch is quite lucky he fought Kessler the first time in the state he was in. Yes, Im saying Froch will get pounded the hell out if they fight again, no matter where it happens. While we are talking venues(and I can’t help but notice someone eluded to Kessler getting some home cookin’ with the fight being in Denmark) let’s also not forget how Dirrell actually got ROBBED in Froch’s back yard. With due respect to Froch he has improved as a fighter but he is not the best. He will never beat Andre Ward. I have to say also though that Froch has a chin…. He’s got to because he has very poor defense and catches just about every punch thrown on that pointy, red snout.

Posted November 20, 2012 1:05 am 


Froch won’t beat Ward OR Dirrell. Dirrell has taken MY advice and hired Mayweather Sr. He is about to be a FORCE to be reckoned with. He’ll even take Ward to the brink.

Posted November 19, 2012 8:17 pm 


Froch would dismantle Kessler in a rematch at Notts.Kessler had to take an extended break after their first fight Froch busted him up so bad.The beating Froch put on Kessler in that fight was not all that visible,like the cuts he suffered from Ward’s headbutts.Froch also took a pounding from kessler in their fight,but Froch is abit like wolverine,he just seems to heal real quick and is indestructible.I really don’t think Kessler will want to fight Froch again,certainly not in Notts.ward is a different kettle of fish,he’s a very gifted boxer with a ridiculously high ring IQ,but is style relies on a lot of holding and other “tactics” when it suits him,which he wouldn’t get away with outside the US.Froch has every chance of stopping Ward in style if they rematch in Notts.I know all the Ward fanboys will insist that’s an impossibility,yet in the same breath,make every excuse possible why Ward should not travel to the UK to fight Froch.Why not?Doesn’t Ward believe he can beat Froch in the UK? Who else is Ward gonna fight?

Posted November 19, 2012 6:11 pm 


MK – you;re saying Froch is hyped but then don;t go on to explain why ‘hyped’. You do go on to point out some flaws in Froch’s technique but that doesn;t necessarily mean a fighter is ‘hyped’.Amir Khan is a ‘hyped’ fighter. Froch is not – based purely on results and last 2 year resume. Sorry dude, but you;re on a loser if you;re sticking to the hyped line. Also – I get your point about where he fought – pedantic maybe but fair enough – Kessler still fighting at home with all the advantages that go with it (including Froch not knowing if the fight was on until the last minute).

Posted November 19, 2012 2:27 pm 


Froch is an exciting fighter, a real old school warrior. Hope the best for him however his career goes.

Posted November 19, 2012 11:11 am 

Young D

Froch vs Kessler is the fight i wanna see. Its a 50/50 fight wherever it happens. IMO Kessler won by 1 round in Herning, but had it been in Notingham the decision could have gone the other way. Know what im sayin??!!?? The rematch i think will be an all-out war, which is too hard to predict. What i will say is that i think Froch now has the mindset where he will do anything to make sure he doesnt lose. Kessler although one of my favourite fighters of the last 10 years, i beleive hes fadeing, and Froch will catch him out this time.

Posted November 19, 2012 9:36 am 


Saying that Froch is hyped right now, and being a fan of his, could be called realistic, just like I think that Kessler lacks movement. Froch is open to counter punching, when he charges in, Kesslers trademark. Honestly, I don’t think that anyone can predict Froch vs Kessler 2, there is just too much talent between them. None of them will back down. Kesslers hometown is danish capital Copenhagen, the Froch fight took place in Herning, but never mind:)

Posted November 19, 2012 8:23 am 


Froch hyped? and you;re a fan? Something wrong with those 2 statements. How the hell can you call Froch hyped with his performances and resume the past 8 fights? IMO his last 8 fights have been the toughest for ANY FIGHTER in ANY DIVISION! he;s lost 2 of them (Kessler by a narrow margin in Kessler’s hometown). Hyped? Not a chance. Having said that Ward is head and shoulders above the rest in the SHW div and top 3 P4P depending on your preference.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:58 am 


Kessler maybe. But I don’t think Frcoh would ever beat Ward.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:54 am 


I’ve watched Ward v Froch several times and am CONVINCED Ward was gassing in the championship rounds. Froch will never have the smarts for Ward in pure skills terms but I do see a slight chance for Froch if he can continually get Ward backing up expending energy. For me Ward’s only weakness is the potential to gas.

Posted November 19, 2012 6:53 am 


Froch has two major problems.. He starts slow, giving away rounds early and he is too easy to hit because he refuses to hold his left hand up. He seems to have got the message (maybe) concerning the slow starts but as long as he keeps that left by his waist guys like Ward and Kessler will likely beat him. It’s a damn shame because he could beat anyone if he would smarten the hell up. yes he has a chin.. But you don’t score points for taking a punch. That being said Froch is what he is. I love him flaws and all.

Posted November 19, 2012 5:34 am 


And I am a Froch fan.

Posted November 19, 2012 4:51 am 


I see the situation reversely. Froch beats Ward in Nottingham, because Ward can’t hold there, and has no power. Kessler clearly has a 50% chance of beating Carl, in Nottingham. Froch just met a guy, who went down in weight, whereas Kessler went up in weight, to fight Green. Big difference. Kessler will clearly not act the way Bute and Mack did in Nottingham, he is a lot like Carl, just better on every point. When Kessler went to Germany and Koed Hausler, with a beautiful combination, he was hyped, like Carl is now. Froch has has two easy fights now, and needs to get back to reality.

Posted November 19, 2012 4:49 am 


Froch could beat Kessler in England, as he might be in better shape than last time, but so is Kessler. Kesslers eye injury was bothering him during the fight and his accuracy was off. His eye injurry was sustained before the Froch fight.

Posted November 19, 2012 4:20 am 


Froch should go after Kessler

Posted November 19, 2012 4:18 am 

Phonaire Has Ugly Wife

Ward is a mongoose, no way a cobra beats that.

Posted November 19, 2012 12:56 am 

The Kingslayer

He won’t win but I don’t have any problems with Froch wanting to avenge that loss to Ward.

Posted November 18, 2012 11:07 pm 


how bad must the LH guys feel when atleast 3 or 4 guys in the SMW division can and Ward has, probably move up and beat them..

Posted November 18, 2012 10:57 pm 


puglife…Agreed 100%.And yes Froch would beat Kessler this time…infact I thought Froch won the first fight by alittle.

Posted November 18, 2012 10:46 pm 


Froch might beat Kessler in a rematch and he should aim for that fight next. Stevenson would be alright, too, though he’s not really battle-tested enough at this point. I doubt Bute really wants a rematch after how his last fight went and how Froch looked against an admittedly chin-deficient Mack. Froch ain’t beating Ward, though. He lost the first time and would lose again to the superior fighter. No way Ward’s coming to England to give Froch a chance for some home-cooking when he makes plenty of money fighting on US TV. And don’t forget – Froch already had his chance with Ward and came up short. I do like watching Froch fight more than I enjoy watching Ward fight, but that’s just because I prefer offensive fighters over defensive ones.

Posted November 18, 2012 8:18 pm 


I think InterBox want Frochie to bump off Stevenson before they rematch the Cobra. Remember, if Bute beats Froch then Stevenson becomes Bute’s mandatory. I think that’s why InterBox say they want one more warm-up, so Froch can defend versus Stevenson first so Bute doesn’t have to face another big puncher with his confidence smashed to pieces and his aura well and truly gone.

I don’t think Froch should vacate his IBF strap, if he fights Bute next he should def defend versus Stevenson afterwards rather than vacate.

Posted November 18, 2012 7:24 pm 


big fan of Carls…….. fights anyone, anywhere…………. true champs do that dont they Andre???

Posted November 18, 2012 7:10 pm 


Another problem for Froch would be, Ward would not be fighting with a broken hand

Posted November 18, 2012 5:20 pm 


You have to be faster enough to evade Ward’s dirty tricks early, bide your time, and then come on hard in the second half. Three of Froch’s four rounds as I saw were the 9, 11, and 12 because of this, but couldn’t close the show because Ward’s chin is better than Taylor’s. He’s better off working over Bute again then avenging the Kessler loss before tackling Ward prior to retirement.

Posted November 18, 2012 5:00 pm 


Froch has ONE major problem when it comes to fighting Andre Ward… He will STILL be Carl Froch fighting Andre Ward and that combo=another LOSS on Froch’s record…If Froch and Ward rematched when they were both 75 years old in downtown Nottingham, Ward would still box him crazy….Froch style is EASY money for Andre

Posted November 18, 2012 4:57 pm 


Froch had a injured back when he fought Kessler and he even thought the fight was off due to the ash cloud stopping flights from UK, mark my words he will lay one hell of a beat down on Kessler if he has the nads to travel to Nottingham for a rematch, as for Ward he’s a guy that doesn’t come to fight but to worm his way around a guys style using his athletic ability and does not make for an exiting match-up,styles makes fights and Ward has an ugly wiry style and makes ugly wiry fights.

Posted November 18, 2012 4:56 pm 


If Ward had the balls of the Cobra he would come to the UK and fight him where Froch would have EVERY chance!!

Posted November 18, 2012 4:45 pm 


he will never beat ward, not even with a baseball bat

Posted November 18, 2012 3:49 pm 


I think Carl should forget about fighting Ward for just now. I think he should simply concentrate on his own career and keep on winning. If he wins against Bute and Kessler then I don’t know who else would be more deserving of fighting Ward and I don’t think Andre would be able to find a bigger fight.

Posted November 18, 2012 2:59 pm 


He will not beat Ward but if he wants a rematches should go for it. I would like to see him in against Kessler again though.

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Posted November 18, 2012 12:20 pm 


He can over Kessler. Ward is in a tricky situation- the best in his division but boring as hell and no fans and not going to make much on PPV with his style. After the super 6 all the SMW’s have fough each other. Financially Ward might as well fight Froch again.

Posted November 18, 2012 12:01 pm 



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