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The Cobra's Prep for Kessler

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comment by -AvW- (U7004941)

posted Apr 21, 2010

Froch tends to do well when he hasn't got that many fans supporting him. i.e. Pascal and Taylor. When he brought the fight back to Nottingham against Dirrell he struggled.

Kessler cuts too easily now, im thinking a TKO 8th.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

cuts could be a factor


didnt he fight pascal in notts tho??

but i like ur optimism

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posted Apr 21, 2010

yep, the Pascal fight was in Nottingham

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comment by WPep (U9767632)

posted Apr 21, 2010

Yeah Pascal was in a full Notts Arena, I went to it. Can't see this making a big difference to Froch unless he lets it, and don't see him being that weak mentally. Hope it's not a ready made excuse because he isn't confident.

I'm holding off on predictions, can't decide, maybe give Froch the winners edge.

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comment by h4mpo (U12815485)

posted Apr 21, 2010

The cuts in Kesslers last fights where from headbutts so unless Froch is gonna do that I can't see cuts being a major issue.

Going for a home town SD

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Kessler was nutted several times in his last fight which opened cuts and whilst I donbt expect Froch to headbutt him like Ward did ( he wouldnt get away with it in Denmark ) I think once skin has become weakened it will always be an issue.

Barrera cuts badly in almost every fight because his skin is shopworn. Kessler looked bad facially and you never fully recover because the skin isnt a strong as it was in their youth.

Injuries aside, Kessler wins by using his extra skills and takes it on points.

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comment by Chris (U12197290)

posted Apr 21, 2010

As for the result of the fight, I think it depends which Kessler turns up. If it's the Kessler that lost to Ward, I can see Froch winning by a late stoppage, as I thought Kessler was very poor against Ward. If it's a prime Kessler then I fancy Kessler to win on points. Froch is too easy to hit, but he's so tough, I can't see Kessler stopping him.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

a key for me if froch is to win

is the use of his uppercut in close.i think he has thrown that well in the past..

both should fine it much easier to find each other than they did in their last fights

going to be a barn stormer i must say,

Kesslers pretty fair so hopefully refs wont get too involved

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Sounds like Froch needs another session with Audley. You know, to reinforce his teachings about mental toughness.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Froch is going to knock him out, did you not see him saying that in the interview. It wasn't tongue in cheek either, he really meant it and I believe him, the intensity and seriousness of the man is so viceral.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

I thought Froch looked distracted in that interview. Surely if you've had a month or 2 to build up to the fight you'd want it to go ahead at all costs. He was saying stuff like a 2 week extension would get me right etc....

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posted Apr 21, 2010

If Kessler puts in a quality performance in front of his home crowd I think he has every chance of stopping Froch.

Froch is very easy to hit and tends to lead with his face, his granite chin is a bit of a myth. Taylor ( a career middle weight) stunned him a couple of times and dropped him on his a rse. Froch has plenty of heart but at this level against live World class opposition he's going to come unstuck if he doesnt learn how to move his head.

All I got from the BBc interview was that Froch was bricking it.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Stongback - when Froch fought Dirrel he said in a Primetime interview that you were going to see silky boxing skills for the first 5 or 6 rounds then he was going to ko Dirrel.

Instead we saw Froch really struggle to even connect on a Dirrel who's footwork and speed was far too good for him (albeit a little too much running cost him the fight). So I wouldn't pay too much attention to whether he SAYS he will ko him or not.

There's no doubting Froch is easy to hit and appears very beatable, but so far he's found ways to win.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

how much has it cost froch to get chartered flight there thats what i want to know.he didnt sound pleased at that possibility,hopefully hell take it out on kesslers face

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posted Apr 21, 2010

He will fly now, so no problemo, it's hardly a long haul flight where he will need to acclimatise.

The mental thing is probably just a double bluff!

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Stongback - when Froch fought Dirrel he said in a Primetime interview that you were going to see silky boxing skills for the first 5 or 6 rounds then he was going to ko Dirrel.

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Ben my comment was a bit of a wind up based on some of the things you quoted Froch saying before the Dirrell fight.

Did you know that Froch is as good as Haglar and Leonard.....I heard him say it and I have no reason not to believe him. ;)

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Hennessey is a clown. Froch is an entertaining fighter, an undefeated WBC champion participating in a best v the best tournament, he should be a household name but thanks to fat Mick anyone outside of Nottingham who's not a boxing fan won't have heard of him. He may as well have Brian Potter from Phoenix Nights doing his promotion.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Strongback when did Froch say he was actually as good as these legendary fighters?

The fact is he didn't but like so much of what he does say, it gets misrepresented.

He said he would have liked to have boxed in that era (80's) because when quality fighters meet, if they fought 10 times nobody would come out of it 10-0.

It's hardly claiming to be as good as them.

Anyway you wrote you had HEARD him say it so if there is a video/radio interview of that then please provide a link cos I'd like to hear that myself.

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comment by Chris (U12197290)

posted Apr 21, 2010

Not knowing whether the fight would go ahead would have disrupted Kessler aswell as Froch.
I remember that before the Taylor fight, Froch looked very nervous, and it showed at the beginning of the fight. The question is, can he come through in the later rounds against Kessler, as he did against Taylor? He now knows that he can triumph over adversity on foreign soil, as he's done it before, which oculd give him more confidence this time around.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

If the extract below from the news of the World article is not about Froch talking about himself in the same breath as Leonard, Hearns and Haglar then I completely misread the sentiment of what Froch was getting at.

BTW I don't think I misread the sentiment and my view was shared by many others who had a good laugh when Froch came out with said statement.
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"Froch, 32, said: "Top fighters at top level can fight each other 10 times and it isn't going to be 10-0 to one man. I would have been in the mix with Hagler, Hearns and Leonard. Hagler was a fighter and a brawler and I can do that, but I can also box, use my range and boxing skills.


"I'd have not quite done a Sugar Ray Leonard on him but done half a Leonard and half a Hearns. It would have been a mixture of the two.


"I have a better chin than Hearns and I have got some of Leonard's skills. Domestically, Chris Eubank was skilful but crude. Nigel Benn was just a brawler, Steve Collins was just a tough brawler. I don't consider them to have been that hot and I could have beaten all three.


"I would have been a massive superstar in that era." "

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sport/542182/CARL-FROCH-wishes-he-had-been-born-20-years-earlier-because-it-would-have-meant-beatings-for-ring-legends-Marvin-Hagler-Thomas-Hearns-and-Sugar-Ray-LeonardYou-might-think-the-WBC-super-middleweight-champion-has-taken-too-many-shots-with-such-wild-boasts-but-the-outspoken-boxer-isnrsquot-around-to-win-popularity-contests.html

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Should be a great fight. Does anyone know what time the fight is scheduled to start uk time?

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Tell me what is wrong with a fighter with a great record having an attitude, this is not Chess or Tennis here and this guy didn't go to Grammar School so live with it, all of you guys act like these people should know better, this is the world of boxing and not life in the office different rules drrrrr, all the haters will be watching at the weekend with every other boxing fan as at the end of the day they're two great fighters and it's going to be a train crash so let's have a little bit more support for our champion....thankyou.

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posted Apr 21, 2010

Tell me what is wrong with a fighter with a great record having an attitude, this is not Chess or Tennis here and this guy didn't go to Grammar School so live with it,

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I don't know if you can call it an education but he has a sports science degree from Loughborough University.

As a wise man said to me Froch's ridiculous comments are borne out of his frustration at how little publicity he gets.

He should try telling an intentional joke or two, it might work better for him.

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comment by Carey (U13689127)

posted Apr 21, 2010

Nothing wrong with an undefeated WBC champion saying he's the greatest of all time. He has a career to prove it. If in the end he doesn't prove it then he's got egg on his face. If on the other hand he does prove it then more power to him.
Hey at the end of the day Mayweather says he's the greatest that ever existed & there's a good percentage that believe him. Ali said he was the greatest & his record isn't even as good as Klitschko's but if Vitali said he was the greatest then he'd be laughed to scorn eventhough he has the greatest knockout percentage in heavyweight history, has never been put down & his only meaningful loss was by cuts against an all-time great in a fight he was winning on points. So, leave Carl to his promoting. If I feasibly can I'll be watching his Kessler fight & it will be a cracker. If he falls flat on his face at some point in the future (unlikely against Kessler) then at least he's scaled the heights that the rest of us internet warriors can only dream of, got the rewards & will ride off into the sunset.

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