Originally Posted by IronDanHamza
Would say Stiegletz is a decent win for Abraham.
And it's easy to say "Oh they weren't very good" but at the time, he wasn't expected to win pretty much any of his fights in the SS except Johnson and he came second.
Froch has over-achieved big time in his career.
Glen Johnson was certainly dangerous heading into his fight with Froch, he just demolished Allan Green who at the time was touted as potentially a top ten super middleweight. And yes Abraham had just come off the loss to Dirrell, but noone had ever beaten AA so thoroughly as Froch did, even Ward probably lost more rounds than Froch who pitched a shutout.
Even his slight defeat to Kessler was a victory in a sense, Kessler was heavily favored headed into the tournament and in all honestly the fight probably should have been scored a draw or a 7-5 Froch victory.
Really the only blip on his resume (considering the class of fighter Ward is I can't fault him for a 9 rounds to 3 loss) is the fight with Dirrell where he had a really tough time and probably deserved to lose. He's since improved as a fighter though, I think he would school Dirrell if they fought again.