Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Froch: I've Got No Excuses, I'll Come Back Stronger

Carl Froch had to admit the better man won after being left "bitterly disappointed" by a lacklustre points defeat against Andre Ward. Englishman Froch came up short against Ward as the classy, unbeaten American won the Super Six tournament final in Atlantic City and added his opponent's WBC belt to his own WBA super-middleweight title.

Ward, now boasting a record of 25-0 with 13KOs, revealed he had a hand injury from training which he aggravated in the sixth round but it did not stop him producing a typically slick and awkward performance which left Froch to describe him as "a slippery eel".

"I'm bitterly disappointed," said Froch, who lost the unanimous decision to scores of 115-113 twice and 118-110 at the Boardwalk Hall. "Obviously I've lost my title and I've lost the chance to win another title and the Super Six cup.

"I'm at the end of a wonderful run of fights. I've had six or seven fights on the spin all at the top level and you can't win them all at this level. Elite level fighters do get beaten.

"I don't want to put myself up there with Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali and some of those top level fighters but they all got beaten and they all came back.

"I've been beaten before and I've come back stronger. I was in against a very, very tricky, very slick and awkward very good fighter.

"I take nothing away from Andre Ward - he's very good at not getting hit, and keeping out of harm's way. He's like a slippery eel in there sometimes. That's what boxing is about. It's about not getting hit.

"He kept himself in the safe zone. I was unable to unleash my power punches consecutively which I felt if I could have, I would have got to him.

"But that is credit to Andre Ward for doing what he did in there. He fought the better fight on the night and I've got no excuses at all."

Froch, now 28-2 (20KO wins) would like another crack at his conqueror.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Miburo on 12-18-2011

Good sportsmanship from Froch given his history after controversial bouts. Guess he knew there was on way to argue this one in his favor.

Comment by revs1227 on 12-18-2011

true sportsmans taking his loss like a man ! kahn can learn somthing cry baby

Comment by Shogunofharlem1 on 12-18-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;11576607]I really like and respect Froch....The man arguably had the toughest schedule of every single fighter in the World in the last few years. And, he traveled went to people backyard. He's the definition IMO of a true fighter. And,…

Comment by The Surgeon on 12-18-2011

Froch can still be a big player in this division especially if Ward isnt intending on knocking around at 168 too long. He showed all the characteristics that made me a fan in the first place last night, he just…

Comment by jrosales13 on 12-18-2011

I really like and respect Froch....The man arguably had the toughest schedule of every single fighter in the World in the last few years. And, he traveled went to people backyard. He's the definition IMO of a true fighter. And,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Kevin Johnson Ready For Battle Scott Quigg: I'd Love The Winner of Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Klitschko To Joshua: Losing is Nothing To Be Scared About Tyson Fury: I Will Prove The World Wrong, Reclaim World Titles WBA: Joshua-Klitschko Winner Could Be Granted Voluntary Permit Photos: Quigg-Simion, Campbell-Perez, Taylor-Meinke - Presser Photos: David Lemieux Grinds Hard For Return on Canelo-Chavez Photos: Joshua, Klitschko - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins vs. Ryan Burnett IBF Title Clash on June 10 Michael Conlan, Top Rank Chicago Card on May 26 - Ticket Info Joshua: I Took Klitschko Fight Because Our Division Needed It Jacobs' Trainer Would Like Gennady Golovkin Rematch - Next Team Andrade: Lara Turned Us Down Twice; Never Talked Money Koncz: Brisbane Crown Will Be Cheering For Pacquiao, Not Horn Joseph Parker's Handlers View Razvan Cojanu as Dangerous Fight Kevin Johnson Vows To Break Down Kubrat Pulev, Make Him Quit Catterall Feels Walsh is Capable of Shocking Gervonta Davis Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face in Melbourne Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Already Down To 169.5-Pounds Video: Hearn on Joshua-Wilder, British Scene, Brook-Spence, Fury Horn: I Can Stop Pinching Myself - The Pacquiao Fight is Real! Vitali Klitschko: I'm More Than Sure My Brother Knocks Joshua Out! Video: Johnny Nelson Talks Joshua vs. Klitschko Anthony Joshua - Is He Really Ready For This? Video: Loeffler Discusses Golovkin's Future Path, Joshua-Klitschko Chavez Jr. Down To 169.5-Pounds With 10 Days To Canelo Fight! Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Klitschko-Joshua, Canelo-Chavez Loeffler: Golovkin Will Wait, Focus on Canelo-Chavez Winner Video: Errol Spence Discusses Kell Brook Showdown, Training Video: Tony Bellew on The Future, Possible Opponents, More Video: Vitali Klitschko Talks Wladimir vs. Anthony Joshua Bout Joshua's Coach: Our Job To Prove Klitschko is No Longer Dominant Porter-Berto Bout Drew Average of 468,000 Viewers on Showtime Giovani Santillan Will Face Juan Garcia Mendez on May 19, Ontario Roach: Golovkin Exposed a Bit in Last Fight, Cotto Can Beat Him Joshua Can Be a Nasty Motherf***er in The Ring, Says Mentor Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko Open Workouts Emmanuel Folly, Unbeaten Prospect, Arrested on Child Porn Charges Joshua: Klitschko's Chin Can't Be Bad; He Reigned for 10 Years Heather Hardy, Charles Conwell Return on May 18, Broadway Boxing
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement