Vivic is going way out on a limb to smear Mathysse ( a real threat to idol Mayweather). For example, Vivik’s link merely says that colleges are not permitted to “distribute” amino acid supplements, nor other innocent supplements like whey protien, St John’s Wort, Ginko Biloba, Chondroitin, etc..Posted May 30, 2013 11:07 pm
Anonymous – Ward still beats Froch where it matters in the ring.Posted May 29, 2013 5:09 am
Froch is a likely fight for the $$$$$ but beyond hardcore fans Froch is NOT some huge US name and he NEVER will be he is 35 and fighting in the O2 arena is his play…. Ward has to keep WINNING… He does NOT have even 30 fights yet look at Pacquiao and Floyd at under 30 fights they were NOT PPV monsters… Ward may take a long time to get the $$$$$ thats coming to him but his future is building a US fanbase… I cannot think of a US fighter that went to the UK to become huge… I happens the other way around…Posted May 28, 2013 6:35 pm
“Let’s not complain about regimens that are legal when many are trying to get away with the illegal … Statements like, “I don’t know that there’s a need to ring the alarm in the case of Matthysse” are innuendo when he’s done nothing wrong.” – Cosign TARK. This amino acid thing is laughable. Let’s ban almonds, cherries and apricots since they have naturally occurring amino acids, providing health benefits over athletes who don’t eat them. In order to create an even playing field, from now on athletes can only eat McDonald’s garbage with no nutritional value.Posted May 28, 2013 5:36 pm
For Ward the only opponent I can see that intrigues me is Sergei Kovalev. Won’t happen, at least not anytime soon but no one else in the top 10 in either 175 or 168 would intrigue me. Love to see Kovalev get a shot at anyone that would give him a name. Nathan Cleverly vs Ward could make some sense for money but I don’t see them putting Cleverly in with Ward, he doesn’t make the money and they won’t win.Posted May 28, 2013 5:25 pm
Ward is without a doubt the best out there but he needs to find an opponent. He has shown himself the best Light Heavyweight as well but right now he needs someone he can fight to help boost his name. I am not sure there is someone other than Froch and we have seen that one. If Dirrell would stop wasting his talent he could be someone but he is completely irrelevant at the moment. No one wants to see him fight Hopkins and for good reason.Posted May 28, 2013 5:18 pm
How are the Klits “being bad mouthed” unless you consider discussion of the truth to irrelevant or something to be swept under the rug??? Bears thrives on contradictions ie he’s calling Hopkins who has faced a ridiculously high caliber of YOUNG fighter a “Wuss” yet he sits nude with a spank mag praising the Klits for racking up defenses against NON World class opposition like Charr, Mormeck, Pianeta and Wach… Facts are Facts man if they puss you off then I’m ecstatic!!Posted May 28, 2013 4:56 pm
Cleverly doesn’t register on Froch’s radar. Froch is on the cusp of becoming a Top 10 P4P Fighter. A #0 P4P opponent like Cleverly doesn’t motivate Froch though he IS a World CHAMP. Froch is looking UP in SKILL level not DOWN.Posted May 28, 2013 3:54 pm
FALSE. James Toney continues to call Hopkins out to THIS DAY with no response. Almost everyone has ducked someone. There’s too many guys to Fight with too little time. SRR fought over 200 times and still ducked…. James Toney IS one guy that I’ve never seen duck a legitimate opponent though. Zab Judah doesn’t duck either. And neither does Khan……Although those two need to learn how to USE more discretion.Posted May 28, 2013 3:45 pm
TARK.. is suggesting Cleverly “hasn’t been able to corral Froch in 2 years of calling him out.” Lol at the spin again from TARK.. Two years ago Froch still had two fights to go in the super six, versus Johnson and Ward in the semi final and final knock out stages.. After a well earned break from the super six, Froch spent the last 12 months beating Bute and Kessler, winning the IBF and WBA super middleweight titles in the process.. All the time Froch has stated “I want to fight at super middleweight.”Posted May 28, 2013 3:43 pm
I’m sure Nathan Cleverly would like a shot at Hopkins.. He has a world championship too, and hasn’t been able to corral Froch in 2 years of calling him out.. Maybe the old grand daddy will take this young undefeated speedster on if Ward, Froch, Kessler and company won’t fight Cleverly.. It’s the old song is, “Who has he beaten.” The answer always is, “How can I beat a top fighter if they won’t fight me?” Hopkins usually answers the call. He’s about the one guy I’ve seen who never ducked a soul.Posted May 28, 2013 2:07 pm
Bears, calls 48 year old Hopkins a “wuss” when Bernard fights FAR better competition at the ages of 46, 47, and 48 than the current HW champ has over the past 3 or so years… Dawson, Pascal 2x and Cloud were considered the BEST LHW’a around and this old man pulled off wins against two of them and is still sporting a strap..Cleverly and those guys ain’t “ish” compared to the scalps on this Grandfathers docket… If Hops keeps going he’s gonna lose bad but the “L” will be in perspective because he’s 50 and this has not been seen before at this level…You were terrified to have Vital face David Haye who’s half his size at 41, meanwhile 48 year old Hops was mixing it up with a young bull like Tavoris Cloud and Pascal spotting these guys 20 years…..Posted May 28, 2013 10:49 am
Pls stop the Hopkins talk. I don’t want him on my telly. Please. I’m pleading.Posted May 28, 2013 9:07 am
According to the great scientist researcher Dr Vivek, garlic, peaches, broccoli, carrots, bananas, cherries, etc should be banned from boxing due to the great amount of aminoacidos present in these fruit and vegetables that would give a boxer an unfair advantage over someone who does not consume these garden products.Posted May 28, 2013 6:15 am
when you say late stoppage are you distinguishing between tko and ko? or just lumping them both together as one possibility? Like do you think jmm might do to bradley what he did to pac?Posted May 28, 2013 5:26 am
ok you guys have jmmPosted May 28, 2013 2:15 am
murat vs hopkins is kinda dumb too. why not kovalev or cleverly? hopkins quit being a wuss dude. let kovalev murk youPosted May 28, 2013 2:15 am
Boxtradamus predicted that Marquez would beat Bradley 3 YEARS ago and its about to finally come to FRUITION.Posted May 28, 2013 12:09 am
BEARS-JMM will beat Bradley by decision or late stoppage. Too much coordination for Bradley.Posted May 27, 2013 11:56 pm
Matthysse vs Mosley is stupid!!! Matthysse is looking for Danny Garcia, and after he kicks his ass he’s looking for Floyd — or Broner — or anyone who has a 147-pound title so he can murder his ass so he can get to Floyd.. At least that’s the plan.. Everyone around that weight is going to be trying to position themselves as one of Floyd’s final 5… And going through a oft beaten Shane Mosley won’t get anyone there.Posted May 27, 2013 11:11 pm
Hopkins vs Froch is a great fight and I think will happen if Hopkins gets past Murat which I think he will but you never know when you get to that age. I don’t think Froch would fight like he did vs Kessler as he knows Hopkins will be faster and a better counter puncher. Froch lost clearly to Ward but he did come on strong towards the end and if he can apply smart pressure he could pull it off.Posted May 27, 2013 10:41 pm
I don’t care for a Mosley vs Matthysse fight at all. We have seen that Mosely isn’t even that same fighter who landed that single blow on Mayweather. His last two trips to the big stage where embarrassing as all he did was try not to get knocked out. Matthysse isn’t as good as his hype train is riding right now but he is still a powerful guy who knows how to box. Mosley should get loser of Garcia vs Matthysse.Posted May 27, 2013 10:38 pm
Vivek- I might not agree with your opinion all the time (and I’m not convinced all the people who ask you these questions are all real either:), but at the very least you can WRITE and communicate your points logically, clearly and with flair, which is a lot more than can be said for the new crop of writers around here lately. I also think you should re-consider joining the conversation again. You might nt have the time, or maybe were driven away from the comments by some of the characters, but it certainly added to the pieces the fact that you were there to defend your points.Posted May 27, 2013 9:43 pm
Boxtradamus- or correctemundo- who do u have winning jmm vs bradley???Posted May 27, 2013 8:51 pm
Hopkins will WIN by an Astonishingly EASY UD if he takes MY advise and fights a blend of boxing and inside fighting. Ward already BEAT Froch so he does not need my advise AGAIN just repeat what was done in the first fight. We are LEGENDS who know What it takes to win or as in my case be the GREATEST fight prophet ever born!!Posted May 27, 2013 8:42 pm
As long as chad dawson is or was around hopkins wasn’t number one in any weight class dawson was in. NEXT
When Hopkins beat Tarver 2006 – Dawson wasn’t even World Champ and Calzaghe beat the Hopkins for the Ring Belt, the only belt that means anything these days. If you hold that you’re considered number one at that time in the division.Posted May 27, 2013 8:16 pm
As long as chad dawson is or was around hopkins wasn’t number one in any weight class dawson was in. NEXTPosted May 27, 2013 8:02 pm
in the day of only one beltPosted May 27, 2013 8:00 pm
Frcohy’s only ever been an alphabet champ.
This is why they are greats, in the day of on the belt they would have all been World Champion and Hops and calzaghe at 2 weights.
Frochy would never have been World Champ coz he never been no:1 this is why he isn’t a great.Posted May 27, 2013 7:59 pm
I hope Froch takes Hopkins on w whup’s his ass. Sick of people saying Froch won’t fight that kind of style and he is ducking awkward fighters. yes, I agree to be considered great you have to be able to beat the best and all kind of styles.
My boy Frochy will take the fight and show you he’s not afraid of anyone or any style.Posted May 27, 2013 7:23 pm
If you look at B-Hop Pascal he took it to Pascal in really exiciting fights. Hops I think will look the do the same against Froch coz Froch isn’t really fast and it would make style wise quite an exciting fight like the 2 Pascal ones.Posted May 27, 2013 7:19 pm
Vivek writes, “Amino acids are not banned in boxing. Then again….what is now days???”
What IS banned??? How about synthetic testosterone, steroids, HGH, marijuana, ephedrine, and a long list of other banned items that Lamont Peterson, Shane Mosley, Roy Jones, James Toney, Eric Morales, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, and others have taken??? Let’s not complain about regimens that are legal when many are trying to get away with the illegal … Statements like, “I don’t know that there’s a need to ring the alarm in the case of Matthysse” are innuendo when he’s done nothing wrong. And I don’t know why you have a problem with his footwork. His footwork is pretty damned good. What he could really improve on is his jab.Posted May 27, 2013 7:17 pm
Please. Calzaghe did not box his ears off. He won a close fight. He won, there is no debating that but only because he out worked Hopkins. Calzaghe left the more damaged fighter. Not saying damaged in he wont be the same but he was the one that actually looked like the loser and Hopkins left looking like he wasn’t even in a fight. That is why Calzaghe did not want a rematchl.Posted May 27, 2013 7:10 pm
“AA’s are just a building block you need present for muscles to repair. Thery don`t INDUCE improvement.” – Listen to AD, he’s apparently one of the few who knows WTF amino acids are. That Matthysse’s use of them created controversy was LOL. He KTFO Dallas and PEDerson all the sudden dudes think amino acids should be banned. Do research and you’ll find aminos are in dozens of common foods so banning them is not only absurd it’s impossible. Ban PEDerson and all other proven steroids abusers.Posted May 27, 2013 7:08 pm
I wanna see hopkins fight kovalev. That “white dude” will smash hopkins and he will yet again “loose to a whiteboy”………must have been very disgraceful for hopkins ilk and like minded individuals to watch joe cal box his sox off. Can’t really use the “too old” line now can they. Lol. Kovalev will punish hopkins like no other. MAKE IT HAPPEN KOVALEV “THE REAL KILLER” VS BERNARD “NEVER EXECUTED ANYTHING LIKE KOVALEV” HOPKINS. LolPosted May 27, 2013 6:57 pm
Yeah Froch will never be able to beat Ward. The only thing about fighting Hopkins would be if Hopkins is finally over the hill. That is the only way Froch would beat Hopkins. If not I would say Froch loses by KO to Hopkins.Posted May 27, 2013 5:49 pm
B Hop no thank you. If you want to see a hugging contest then Hopkins would be it. I don’t know who’s worse Hopkins or Ward. Froch please move on make more money with exciting fights not fights that turn fans offPosted May 27, 2013 5:31 pm
Froch does not have to fight Hops or Ward we already saw how BAD he looked against Ward last time out.. A repeat of that drubbing might cause mass suicides in the UK… Let him keep facing a played out Kessler or Bute which is a fight that really does NOT NEED to happen.. Froch needs guys who will let him off the hook with that wildness… Hops and Ward are NOT those guys…Posted May 27, 2013 5:21 pm
Love to see Froch vs B-Hop! The busy puncher vs the crafty vet. Would Froch’s workrate be too much for the “old man”, or would B-Hop’s tricks upset the puncher’s pace? It’s a fight that needs to happen! Second best: Froch vs Dawson at a catch weight of 170-172.Posted May 27, 2013 2:53 pm
stylePosted May 27, 2013 2:34 pm
B hop will jab and grab frustrate froch and make it an ugly fight. Im sure no onhe want s to see that! B hop gets pros as being an all time great. I dont see how people say floyd is boring? No bhop is really boring wiht a non fan friendly stykePosted May 27, 2013 2:33 pm
Hopkins would probably beat Froch but who wants to see that. Hoppers fanboys will be saying see how great Hopkins is the greatest atg there is. When in fact Hopkins is a staller and ring hugger. He’s boring the Uk don’t want to see that and for the most part people here in the U.S. don’t want to see a Hopkins or Ward fight with Froch. Biggest reason it’s a boring fight.Posted May 27, 2013 2:21 pm
Jimmy, dead on! Hopkins and Ward are all wrong for Froch and consequently Froch fans malign them as “boring” when the truth is they would not let a relatively crude fighter prevail or impose his predictable style… Sluggers and chin first power punchers have long been neutralizes by superior technicians..Posted May 27, 2013 2:12 pm
Banjo -” hop is not A+ any longer. he’s a name first and challenge second. ” seems to me you guys never learn, watch papa Hopkins beat that whiteboy.Posted May 27, 2013 1:29 pm
Sweeping the cheese… And what did Froch do, walked straight into him again. Kessler smashed him with big rights n lefthooks all night and they bounced off. Froch broke his heart on sat night. Theres nothing worse than not being able to get a guys respect with your power in any fightPosted May 27, 2013 1:21 pm
testPosted May 27, 2013 1:17 pm
gaz, froch has never been afraid to enter into fights where there is a possibility that he could lose. that is a quality that has won him lots of fans, myself included. i have explained why i think hopkins is a bad opponent right now for froch and it is certainly not because i am worried he may lose and so am trying to protect my guy’s record.Posted May 27, 2013 12:00 pm
Sweeping the cheese
Did you watch the fight? You seem to be forgetting large parts of it particularly ‘Kessler can’t put a dent in Froch’.
Ahem…. 11th round when Kessler turned Froch’s legs to jelly ring a bell?Posted May 27, 2013 11:53 am
the new rule is if a fighters style you can’t beat – avoid him completely. man calzaghe must be laughing his arse off, beat hops at lhw in america and 5 years later froch’s fans don’t want him face hops at catchweight on his home turfPosted May 27, 2013 11:50 am
Watch the 10th round of Ward / Kessler. Ward borrows head butts from the Hopkin playbook. Dirty and boringPosted May 27, 2013 11:41 am
Hopkins stalls a fight to a crawl just like Ward. Those are 2 fighter Froch should aviod completelty.Posted May 27, 2013 11:39 am
Froch and Hopkins fight will be a recipe for a boring fight. Hopkins walking about in the ring. and Froch trying to catch him with no succes. Then Hopkins launch an attack, head first and damage Froch’s face.Fight will be stopped on the first stanza and the fight will be declared No Contest.Aaahh, what a waste!!!!!Posted May 27, 2013 11:38 am
Popkins.. Get your eyes tested m8. If you new the game you’d need to be blind not to see Froch bossed that fight at the weekend all but maybe 4-5 n 6th rounds. You’d also no that Kessler couldn’t put a dent in Froch if he took a bat in there with him. If you’d ever been in a hard fight you would know that when someones walking right through your power your in serious trouble. Kessler IS BROKEN NOW, HE CANT EVER BEAT FROCH NOW.Posted May 27, 2013 11:35 am
hop is not A+ any longer. he’s a name first and challenge second. that’s walking a different path to the one froch normally walks. if froch wants the big guys, fight dawson for the challenge or cleverly for a legitimate fight that could sell.
I think you’re oen of the few to think, I think you just don’t want him to face Hopkins coz you believe he loses.
Hopkins is still A+ fighter – the only loss he has in 5 years is to Dawson. The guys a legend, yes he’s lost a step but he’s still in the best 3 SMW/LHW.
Everyone knows that. Read around forums not many back Froch to beat Hopkins, that in itself tells you how good people still think Hopkins is and, the value for Froch’s legacy if he win’s.
Froch is on record that he doesn’t want to go to LHW. Dawson is LHW, firstly he is otherwise engaged, secondly no way Dawson comes down to a catchweight or SMW coz of what happened in the Ward fight.
Froch’s on record for turning down a fight with Cleverly several times, reason he doesn’t want to go to LHW.
Cleverly is a fight that doesn’t do anything for Froch’s legacy right now – he’s an strap holder and until he has some credible names on his record Froch won’t see in the value in facing him in case he loses.
The reason people are suggesting Hopkins is because:
Froch wants a UK fight – Hopkins is on record he come to the Uk
Froch said he can do catchweight but not LHW – Hops has said he’ll do a catchweight to make the fight happen.
You can bring other names up but their either LHW that Froch doesn’t want to fight or they don’t want to fight in the Uk etc, Hopkins is happy to make concessions to Froch to make the fight.Posted May 27, 2013 11:30 am
If Froch really wants to fight Ward again, then Hopkins would be a good presetter for a Ward fight. I agree if Froch fights Ward or Hopkins it’ll be seen as a boring fight where Froch will have no chance of looking his best. If you want an exciting fight for Froch throw him in with Kessler again, or Chavez jr or even Bika.Posted May 27, 2013 11:10 am
hop is not A+ any longer. he’s a name first and challenge second. that’s walking a different path to the one froch normally walks. if froch wants the big guys, fight dawson for the challenge or cleverly for a legitimate fight that could sell.Posted May 27, 2013 10:47 am
“Adonis “Posted May 27, 2013 10:28 am
I say Dawson if he gets past Admonished this next fight..why not seems logicalPosted May 27, 2013 10:28 am
It would prove mate that he can beat a A+ fighter and legend, all he currently has on his record is A- guys.
When you look at Froch’s CV there isn’t a win on there as good as Hopkins. Even if he is 48 he’s still regarded by most as in the top 3 best fighters in the SMW and LHW division.
It would also prove that whilst not becoming a 2 weight World Champ, he was able to mix it able SMW even if not quite LHW.
The press conferences would be great – I think the winding would be going both way’s both barrels.Posted May 27, 2013 10:27 am
I have a feeling that once Kessler watches the tape back he’ll realise just how tight this fight was, and will definitely want third fight. Once Froch watches it, he too, will know in his heart how close this fight really was. I’m sure he will use all his bravado and mouthy talk to convince the press/fans that it was an easy night for him, and will point to the HBO and 118/110 judge scorecards to highlight his point. But deep down he’ll know how close it was. A loss to Kessler in a third fight later this year would scupper his grand plans for facing Ward. Who would want to see that fight again if ne lost to Mikkel again? Froch would be back to square one. I reckon he’s going to ditch Kessler at the moment and head straight for the likes of Hopkins and Ward.Posted May 27, 2013 9:32 am
gaz, i too want froch to face the best, but what will fighting hopkins prove, who is the best 171 lb fighter? you are right though that the press conferences would be fun, froch would wind him up something rottenPosted May 27, 2013 9:10 am
” But he will really need to fight a disciplined fight if he plans to compete on the elite level with any true success.” WTF??? Nobody in boxing has been operating at a higher level than Froch in recent years. He puts cherry-picking fighters like Floyd to shame.Posted May 27, 2013 9:03 am
At the arena on Saturday, I thought Froch levelled the fight up with his big last round, making it a 115/115 draw. After watching the fight on TV this morning I feel 115/114 for Froch is probably about right. I thought the three closest rounds were 1,4 and 7 – these could have gone either way, but I gave two of these three close rounds to Froch, with one even. If someone sided with Mikkel on these rounds, you could definitely make a case for at the very least making it a draw. I must say, I found the HBO scoring very biased and misleading.
This is how I scored the fight:
The bottom line is, this was an extremely close fight, with very little separating the two fighters, despite what outrageous scores like 118/110 may have you believe – a slightly higher work rate in a third fight, and Kessler could just as easily beat Carl Froch…Posted May 27, 2013 8:40 am
At truly Elite level, Froch woud come short. Seriously? Exactly what level has Froch been fighting?Posted May 27, 2013 7:02 am
should have read
completely unknown to the ‘general sports fan’Posted May 27, 2013 6:31 am
Dawson is otherwise occupied. If Hopkins and Ward are allegedly hard sells then Dawson is ‘the last item on the shelf’ in that respect.
Completely unknown to the general boxing fan in the UK.
If Hopkins comes to the UK Froch can at least meet him at 172 for the Catchweight. 170 is way too close to SMW. 172 is closer to halfwayPosted May 27, 2013 6:30 am
AD has the beat …Posted May 27, 2013 6:21 am
Amino acids are not banned in college athletes, it is just that colleges cannot distribute them.
Every protein is just a string of amino acids, you could literally not eat protein if amino acids were banned, and of the 20 or so amino acids, 8 are essential in as much as you HAVE to consume them, they cannot be synthesised from others in the body.
AA’s are just a building block you need present for muscles to repair. Thery don`t INDUCE improvement.
And yes I do know what I am talking about I have a degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology and manage international clinical trials in new drugs,Posted May 27, 2013 6:15 am
Hopkins is a legend, but not the force he once was. Froch is getting offered the chance to face a boxing legend, on a plate, with dessert lined up for later too. Kessler and Ward will keep. Although it must be said, Bernard is a big name in the sport, but it is Chad Dawson who is the current 175 pound King – not Hopkins any more.Posted May 27, 2013 6:07 am
Hopkins pulled out of a fight with Calzaghe years before they fought in 2008. When they did eventually fight, to make the fight happen, Calzaghe had to face Hopkins on his terms, in America and up at 175. At that point Hops was P4P No.3 and the linear light heavy champ, coming off wins over Tarver and Wright – he felt he was the big draw so was able to stack the cards in his favour. It sounds like Carl may get a chance to have the fight in the UK, and also get Hops drop his weight down to 170 for the fight. Hops is 5 years older now too, no longer the linear champ, and no longer a pound for pounder.Posted May 27, 2013 6:03 am
If Mike Tyson had avoided facing tall, technically sound fighters with excellent jabs like Tucker, Smith, Douglas and Lewis….and instead purely fought fighters that he’d be suited to that would make him look exciting – short armed, brawlers, with average skill sets…imagine how his record would have looked? Probably a 99% KO percentage, with one, possibly no losses and every fight would have been a slug fest. But we would never have seen him unify the division and become undisputed champ, making his career pretty pointless in terms of discussing his greatness. A Kessler rematch and Hopkins fight would be good matchups for Carl, but we all know only a win over Ward can elevate his overall status at this point of his career……Posted May 27, 2013 5:54 am
come off it mate, I want to see Froch face the best. I’d love Hopkins here in the UK – we both know how fans turn out in huge numbers for the best boxing stars here.
Hopkins is known to the general sports fan coz he’s regarded as a ‘legend’ and coz of the press he’s had here coz of the Calzaghe fight and him becoming the oldest ever World Champ etc.
He’s a great personality and as Hops press conferences between him and Froch would be comedy gold and ensure they do good numbers both sides of the pond coz they both know how to run their mouth and sell a fight.
Plus you’ve got the UK vs US thing which always sells.
I want to see a Ward rematch but not till these two have done it. Who’s the best pf Hopkins Froch?
If they don’t fight we’ll never know but I can’t imagine Froch wants to be remembered for turning down the opportunity to fight a legend – particularly when the legend is prepared to do a catchweight and come to Froch own backyard.Posted May 27, 2013 5:39 am
straight down the pipe
Whenever the hypothetical arguments use to come up about Froch Hopkins, Froch fans would always say he’d beat Hopkins.
Now Hopkins is trying to make the fight and it’s possible Froch fans are averse to it. Funny ol thing that.
We’ve seen him in with Kessler twice, seen him with Ward the only one we don’t know the script for is Hopkins. Huge fight sells both sides of the pond, if Froch fans TRUELY think their man will win then back the fight and see instead making excuses about styles.Posted May 27, 2013 5:32 am
gaz, behave yourself. the 10 000 that travelled with calzaghe didn’t go to idolise hopkins.Posted May 27, 2013 5:29 am
Think Frochy will go for someone easy like Groves, he want no part of B-Hop or WardPosted May 27, 2013 5:26 am
Andre Ward = Effective but dull and Always fights at home = Sven Ottke…..WARD IS THE NEW OTTKE!Posted May 27, 2013 5:24 am
This sums up Banjo’s post of ‘all action fights wanted by fans’
Somebody said this yesterday on a different article. When I read Banjo’s post I found the comment to paste here.
Froch’s fans use the same rhetoric for him not rematching Ward or fighting Hopkins – because Ward’s and Hopkins’ style’s are ‘not entertaining’, ‘boring’ etc
Translation: Ward and Hopkins have very good defences, they don’t just stand still so Froch can hit him and they punch back….Froch can’t beat that style so I don’t want watch that fight again, give us a slow stiff who won’t move and is pillow fisted, Bute ll please
What ever happened to the best fighting the best?
Froch was supposed to be respected for that by his fans now his fans don’t want him to fight the best only people he has better than a 50% of beating and who’s style suit Froch.Posted May 27, 2013 5:19 am
I’m British and Hopkins is a huge name here. I don’t think Ward or Hopkins will fill Wembley, but they may. Hopkins is the better known right now to British general public and the fans will out in huge numbers to see a legend like him.
All action is nonsense – they come to see a ‘legend’ the name. Hence why 10,000 travelled from UK to Vegas for Calzaghe Hopkins. What will turn out be when he’s on the doorstep of the British public, plus there’s not many that can sell a fight like Hopkins.Posted May 27, 2013 5:04 am
Dan the Man
It’s me Ernie – right on, Ward is boring and as Dennis said Ward should of been dq’d in the 10 round of the Kessler fightPosted May 27, 2013 4:38 am
Froch will make it a closer fight if he fight Ward. Problem is Ward is a dirty fighter. 10th round Ward should of been DQ’d against Kessler. The cheating was obvious on Ward.Posted May 27, 2013 4:36 am
“The irony in the amino acid scenario is that amino acids are actually banned and deemed “impermissible” in the collegiate athletic ranks.” – Just because the NCAA has authority over college athletes does not mean they have any expertise. Matthysse’s amino acid ‘controversy’ was because Mike Dallas’ corner objected to it. NSAC confiscated the product (Amino 4500) and determined it’s not a problem, according to USA Today. Amino acids are in nuts and many other foods naturally. So according to this logic boxing needs to ban almonds.Posted May 27, 2013 4:32 am
banjo has well and truly hit the nail on the head!!Posted May 27, 2013 4:03 am
It’s Me, Ernie
Dan the man knows what’s shakin. Matthysse and triple G are the most exciting names in the sport currently, not Ward, Floyd, Klits or even Boner…Posted May 27, 2013 2:58 am
Dan the Man !
I can’t get pass 3 rounds with Ward without sleeping. The most boring fighter in the history of fighting !!!!!!!!Posted May 27, 2013 2:55 am
Wow …how can you ask ward fight Chavez but not maravilla it triple g???
Nice WIN by Froch!!!!! Made me CORRECT yet again!!!Posted May 27, 2013 1:56 am