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Inkin out again, Berrio lined up to face Froch

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The May 10 Showtime card is getting another facelift, as super middleweight contender Denis Inkin is pulling out of his scheduled fight with fellow undefeated 168-pounder Carl Froch for the second time, which might allow exciting KO artist/victim Alejandro Berrio a chance to fight Froch instead.

The show -- to be headlined by a Junior Witter-Timothy Bradley 140-pound title match -- is a special Shobox Saturday event that will give all of the fighters their biggest U.S. stage to date.

If Inkin is pulling out, Froch is right to move forward with a new opponent, even on such short notice and with someone as dangerous as Berrio, a former titleholder that has 25 knockouts in his 26 wins, and has been knocked out in all five of his losses. The guy brings action and comes to fight -- none of his fights are something to miss. You are all but 100% guaranteed a KO, one way or the other. And he has big power.

Froch is 22-0 with 18 knockouts, so yeah, I'd say we're getting a KO in this fight. And Berrio is no patsy replacement, though I would still favor Froch, the same as I would against Inkin.

Should be a good card, really. I think Witter is going to decimate Bradley, who has all sorts of talent but is just not ready for someone as cagey as Witter. Adding Froch-Berrio to that makes this one pretty close to can't-miss.

Credit: Telegraph

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