What a great weekends boxing with the Super six !!
We just got 2 back to back fights that would have taken ages to come off knowing boxing politics
(Froch fighting No1 unbeaten contender..... and stay at home JT off the back of a last round Ko jumping in with the late round stoppage specialist AA in his backyard !!).
This must of hand some of these fighters’ handlers cringing when this draw was made but I think it’s great for boxing and has got everyone talking again.
I think a lot of fighters who are not in the Super Six will be on the outside looking in at the media/fan interest with green eyes. Fact is if you want headlines you have got to prove you’re the best at the weight not dance around been managed around hard fights through their whole careers like Sven Ottke for example was.
Fair play Marra for calling the late stoppage hope you had some cash on it mate. I thought JT might be in big trouble against such a solid late finisher. I cannot see many of the other fights he can win now of the SS as it looked a second back to back heavy KO and its will take its toll on his confidence and his whiskers.
Froch fight was a lot harder to call - a lot of people were writing off the Brit as his footwork is poor and his defence is not the best. He also tends to walk forward in straight lines and get picked off on the way in. That said he has got a great chin, solid engine, and can bang. So as Marra called if anyone is going to beat him they are going to know they have been in a fight at the end of it.
Froch now fights Kessler in a world unification fight.... Again.... Could you imagine how long that would take to arrange with the all the crappy politics !! Great for the fans and the sport ! I think this will prove a bridge to far for him as Kessler hold the same natural advantages as Froch (strength and chin) but he has a good defence and is underrated as a boxer.
Jonboy read your read up of the fights... Good stuff.. I think a chance for a Stinky hometown decision was never on the cards. World title fights in held in Britain are very nearly always fair. I just wish more top Americans make the trip across the pond. They will get a fair roll of the dice !