- Broner: Khan and Brook can’t beat me
- Austin Trout looking to turn his career around against Daniel Dawson
- Pacquiao to train 7 weeks for Algieri fight
- Cotto working on selecting his December 13th opponent
- Klitschko working with 15 sparring partners to get ready for Pulev
- Robert Garcia impressed with Algieri's talent level
- Shakur Stevenson, Jajaira Gonzalez and Darmani Rock to Kick Off 2014 Youth Olympic Games Competition for Team USA
- 2nd Installment of Tuesday Night Fights to take place on September 16 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
- MIKE TYSON PRESENTS BIG TEXAS THROWDOWN!! September 26, Mesquite TX
- Joe Ward: “I’m thankful that AIBA gave me the opportunity to be involved in APB”
- Shoulder injury forces Nicola Adams out of the 2014 Women’s Boxing World Championships in South Korea
- Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia
Hearn: Froch doesn’t need a catchweight fight against Hopkins
Eddie Hearn has ruled out what would be a lucrative fight between his fighter IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch and 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins this year in September. Hearn doesn’t want Froch to be fighting guys that are slightly bigger than him like Hopkins because he sees it as putting Froch in a difficult position.
Hearn said this to Sky Sports News “It’s flattering [that Hopkins wants to fight Froch]. Hopkins understands the value of a fight with Froch, but I don’t think Carl needs a fight at a catchweight…he’d be at a big disadvantage.”
Let me get this right; the 35-year-old, 6’2”, 168 lb. Froch would be at a disadvantage against a 48-year-old Hopkins at a catchweight of 171 or 172. Is there something wrong with this picture? How on earth would Froch be at a disadvantage against the nearly 50-year-old Hopkins if all Froch had to do was move up three or four pounds at most?
Would it hurt Froch to gain a few pounds to make the fight at a catchweight against a guy that is half a century old? I don’t know about you but I smell fear, and a lot of it.
But let’s analyze Froch’s recent past, shall we? We saw how Froch was completely out of his element in his loss to Andre Ward back in 2011. As everyone knows, Ward is like a younger copy of Bernard Hopkins. He fights exactly like Hopkins does, except he’s maybe a little tougher than how Hopkins fights now.
He fights more like how Hopkins used to fight earlier in his career when he a very physical fighter. But Hopkins can still really fight on the inside when he wants to, and against a long-armed fighter like Froch, Hopkins would set up shop on the inside and stay there for 12 rounds giving Froch pure hell.
I give Hearn a lot of credit for being sharp enough to realize that Froch would be out of his class against Hopkins even now. It’s a smart move for Hearn to keep Froch far, far away from Hopkins for the rest of his career.
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Goosen gives Deontay Wilder a good chance of beating Stiverne
- Mayweather hopes Khan fight will happen in 2015
- Austin Trout in a make or break fight tonight against Daniel Dawson
- Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor to be televised by ESPN2 on October 8th
- Abner Mares signs with Al Haymon
- Lucian Bute in action on 12/6 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada
- Hearn wants to schedule Brook-Khan fight for the summer in 2015