Carl Froch has arrived in NYC and was having a workout at Trinity Boxing Club. Froch took this opportunity to talk to Michael Woods of The Sweet Science and ESPN. In true Froch fashion, he showed superior boxing acumen.
"Ward is a good fighter, a good amateur and a decent pro. Reason I say he's a decent pro is, I turn his fights off. He's never involved in good fights. He's good at winning, but there's no sort of buzz about him. He poses a serious threat, but it's not like he's Roy Jones, or Sugar Ray Leonard, or Mike Tyson, or Carl Froch."
Humility has never been Froch's strong suit, but comparing yourself to Roy Jones, Sugar Ray, and Mike Tyson is a little ridiculous. Froch's last win againstwasn't exactly the most entertaining fight and I'm pretty sure I fell asleep during his fight with Abraham. If Froch is trying to bait Andre Ward, he should know that Andre doesn't really care about being exciting at this point in his career. The best move in his career would be to keep winning and take home the Super Six crown in order to set up a match with Lucian Bute.
Froch then tried to propagate the myth that he has awesome power in both hands. He focuses on the Staredown segment that he filmed with Ward as a Showtime promo where he told Ward that he was going to knock him out.
"He looked like he thought about it, and was concerned. I hit very, very hard. When he gets hit by me, nobody will have hit him as hard, simple as that."
First of all, Ward fought Edison Miranda who arguably hits harder than Carl Froch, albeit with all of his power located in one hand. Also, the last two people that Carl Froch knocked out are Jermain Taylor and Albert Rybacki. Who the hell is Albert Rybacki? I don't know but he felt the wrath of the Froch bomb! Also, the only time I have ever seen Ward look concerned is when he was thinking about missing Thanksgiving dinner.
Ward has taken the strategy of just letting Froch talk and it is a good one. Froch is infinitely better in the ring, than he is outside the ring with his smack talk. Instead of getting inside the head of his opponent he just comes off as a bit of an arrogant prick. I'm excited to see the Showtime promo Staredown, but are you guys going to tune in?