With Andre Ward headed to the finals of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, he now sits back and waits. On June 4, he'll find out his next opponent, when Carl Froch and Glen Johnson meet in Atlantic City, live on Showtime.
Froch tells The Sun that he's prepared for his toughest fight:
"This will be the touhest fight of my career so far and anyone who wants to look at my record will know just how tough it has been to date.
"I have yet to see Johnson take a step back in a fight. He will come marching forward putting the pressure on me but I've prepared properly for him."
Despite Johnson's age (he's 42 now), he was impressive in his last fight against Allan Green, which was a do-or-die fight for both, and basically an eliminator-type fight already. Having been a pro since 1993, Johnson has battled the best in the sport over the years -- Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., Antonio Tarver, Chad Dawson, Clinton Woods, etc.
A fight in Atlantic City against Froch means that Johnson won't really have to be the "Road Warrior" for this fight. But he's impressed by Froch, as he told 15rounds.com:
Well he’s a good fighter. He fought a couple of fights I saw him in. He fights on the inside and brawls. The last fight (against Arthur Abraham) he kept his distance used his jabs. He’s an excellent brawler and he’s also an excellent boxer, so we prepare for both things.
This is one of the best fights on the current schedule, and I think just about everyone's looking forward to it. Johnson isn't a classic boxer, but he knows the tricks of the trade. Froch is an underrated boxer, in my opinion. Both can brawl and don't run from a good tear-up. Is there anyone who doesn't like this matchup?