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FROCH READY TO UPSET WARD IN SUPER SIX SHOWDOWN
CARL FROCH insists he’ll lift British boxing by hammering Andre Ward in Saturday’s Super Six final.
Amir Khan’s shock defeat to Lamont Peterson has left Froch and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly as our only globally recognised world champions.
WBC super-middleweight boss Froch will become one of the sport’s biggest stars if he upsets WBA king Ward in their Atlantic City clash.
Froch, 34, has come through five torrid fights in the Super Six and will rightly be crowned the world’s top 12-stone fighter if he’s the last man standing in Atlantic City.
The Nottingham braveheart, an underdog when he faces the unbeaten Yank Olympic gold medallist, says: “Everything is on the line – money, titles, reputation, futures.
“The stakes are massive, but that’s when I’m at my best.
“We are two of the best fighters in the world in this division. I’m standing in his way, he’s standing in my way. Somebody’s got to get out of the way.
“It will be down to concentration and who sticks to their game plan best.
“When Ward loses focus because he can’t handle my jab he’ll start cutting corners and the fight’s mine.”
Froch has boxed 60 rounds to reach the final, beating Jermain Taylor, Andre Dirrell, Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson, and suffering his only loss in 29 fights against Mikkel Kessler. Ward, 27 and nicknamed “Son of God”, has won all 24 professional fights and beaten Kessler in the competition, but Froch is ignoring that form line.
Froch says: “Kessler had been out of action for 10 months and was at his worst against Ward. He also got cheated as far as head-butts were concerned.
“Kessler was at his best when he fought me and I still thought I did enough in his hometown.
“But that’s making excuses and there’s nothing more boring than listening to them.”
Froch can cause an upset if he can draw slick Ward into a war, but the American may have too much movement and that will be enough to win on points.
CRUNCH TIME: Froch and Ward with their belts and the Super Six trophy