Sunday, 18 November 2012

'The Cobra' does it again!

It felt like De Ja Vu to the Nottingham fans last night (November 17th) when Carl Froch defended his IBF super-middleweight title against Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena. It was just just five months since he demolished highly-rated Canadian Lucian Bute in just five rounds, and this time the 35-year old's performance was no different.

Yusaf Mack looked ready for the fight of his life when he made his way to the ring in front of a very, very hostile crowd but just minutes later he was given the "fright" of his life when Froch sent him crashing to canvas just a minute or so into the first round. The Philadelphian managed to bounce straight back up to his feet but never fully recovered. He managed to last the first round and then started the second relatively well into the final few seconds when he chose to stand and trade with Froch, who was surprisingly the physically bigger opponent, and came off a lot worse. Froch started the third round very fast and landed a devastating body shot about a minute in. Mack tried very hard to stay up but then opted to go down when he saw that Froch was not going to take a step back.
The referee went through with the count and it was clear that Mack was not going to beat it. Another impressive stoppage victory for Carl Froch.

There's no doubt in anyone's mind that Froch is in the form of his life right now. And he needs to take advantage of this. Going on his last two performances, I think Froch cannot be stopped by any super-middleweight in the world right now, except for maybe Andre Ward. I think he beats Kessler if they fight again and Bute should stay well away from the rematch for the time being. If I was Froch's promoter I would get him in with Andre Ward in the UK as soon as possible. I still don't think he beats Ward but if he fights like he has been recently he will definitely give him a tougher fight than he did the first time around. And something 'The Cobra' has proved time and time again, in boxing anything is possible!

By Jack Price @PriceyJ97 -

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