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Carl Froch Dedicates Johnson Win to US and UK Troops

By Terence Dooley

Carl Froch advanced to 28-1 (20 KOs) and marched into the final of the inaugural Super Six tournament with a majority decision over Glen Johnson, now 51-15-2 (35 early), in Atlantic City on Saturday night.  Froch took some big right hands yet increased his own pace at key moments to take the decision by scores of 114-114, Nobuaki Uratani, 117-111, John Stewart, and 116-112 from Mark Green.

“I got caught with silly shots but stepped up when I had to.  I didn’t really feel the shots but I did enough to win.  I was switched on and sharp.  Glen is a tough, strong veteran, a very strong man,” revealed Froch when speaking to John Rawlings of Sky Sports.

“I had said I would win every round as a bit of psychological warfare.  I don’t know what the Japanese judge [Uratani] saw but the other two had it right.  He landed some big right hands.  I was in New York for two weeks sweating like a marathon runner and was very drawn and depleted.  I didn’t feel as strong as I usually feel.”

“A lot of people thought Glen beat Chad Dawson, he knocked out Roy Jones Junior and I feel it was a very good performance,” insisted the 33-year-old.

The 6’ 1’’ slugger will now meet California’s Andre Ward, 27, in the tournament’s showpiece final.  Nottingham’s finest believes that both he and ‘Son Of God’ have produced the Super Six’s best performances and deserve their berths.

“Andre is a gentleman, a good speaker and I’ve nothing but praise for him.  We both started this competition and are meeting in the final.  This guy is an Olympic gold medalist, it will be a great fight,” mused ‘The Cobra’ as he looked ahead to his curtain closer against the 24-0 (13) six-footer. 

“I also want to dedicate this win to all the troops, English and America, who are out in places like Afghanistan.  I’ve had a lot of support from the regiments.  They are doing a tough job, that is the real fighting, and are doing fantastic,” declared the WBC super-middleweight champion, closing the book on his latest victory.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slyboots on 06-07-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;10654389]i also dedicate my day today at work to all the troops around the world who protect and give us liberty and freedom. we are seriously truly lucky for what they do. however, hey froch, if you want to be…

Comment by right hand jab on 06-07-2011

[QUOTE=amayseng;10654438]the doors wide open he is too slow for me[/QUOTE] Yeah?...Because you're a real World beater. F*ck "liberty", it's no more than phrase used hypocrites and morons!

Comment by Rip Chudd on 06-07-2011

I've got even more respect for Froch after that. I mean what is there not to like about this guy, he takes care of business in the ring. Us troops appreciate it Cobra.

Comment by UglyPug on 06-06-2011

either way, props. i got respect for these young guys who go and risk their lives. don't really agree with the government putting them there - but these troops are just trying to make a living and make it in…

Comment by UglyPug on 06-06-2011

anyone else see froch's underlying intent of doing this? he is trying to market to a demographic where he can find new fans. his promotor knows that the "scruff, rugged white boy" type age 18-40 are the type who will…

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