Originally Posted by New England
i wouldn't give hiim much extra cred on another bute win. what's he done, really?
kessler would be a nice win. a decisive win would also give strength to his performance in the first fight, which was frankly a pick em type of decision.
the real test for froch, imo, is a fight with ward. you want to be a great boxer from a great boxing country? you gotta beat the top guy in your division. then there is 175. froch has crazy long arms. solid bas on him, too. he can make for a solid LHW, imo. there aren't great names there, but it would give strength to wins over top 10 type guys if they're at 175.
i think froch is planning an exit strategy. he's a bright guy. i've heard that he's made some nice real estate moves, and owns rental properties.
two or three more fights for froch are what i think we're likely to see him take. kessler, maybe bute because of that contractual BS. they want the kessler fight on neutral ground or in the UK, and that sounds like a hill they're willing to die on.
I think beating Bute on his hometown would be just another notch on his very good resume. But mainly because it's contracted and likely to happen. I'll be happy if it's skipped.
Avenging the Kessler loss would be a big win.
Not much else out there unless he goes to 175 and beats Dawson?
Froch will never beat Ward IMO so I won't entertain it.