By Edward Chaykovsky
IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch is confident that he would batter Adonis Stevenson in a few short rounds. Stevenson is Froch's mandatory and the two sides have until January 15th to reach and agreement, but Froch and his promoter Eddie Hearn are trying to secure high stakes rematch with WBA "regular" champion Mikkel Kessler.
In a recent BoxingScene.com article, Stevenson appeared confident of being able to knock Froch out.
"I want Froch. I'm not afraid of Carl Froch. I love his style. His style is tailor-made for me. This is not a guy who is going to run, he rushes at his opponent. I think I can knock him out I hope to fight against him in the coming months and I will win the belt for Quebec, Canada and in memory of Emanuel Steward," said Stevenson.
Froch, speaking with livefight.com, laughed at Stevenson's comments and promised a lot of pain if the two of them ever get in the ring.
"Is that what he said, that he would knock me out?" said Froch. "Well a Tiger does not lose sleep over the opinion of a sheep - and trust me, Adonis will be a lamb to the slaughter. I wish him no harm, but if he comes to fight then he will be blitzed in a handful of rounds. My opponent's have two choices when they fight me; They can either run, hold and take a decision or they can actually fight and get smashed up.
"With the greatest of respect, Adonis is not a fleet footed fighter - he will come throwing those big bombs and we could have a nice little war, if it is him next of course and not Kessler. I do give Adonis respect, he has fought his way to the #1 spot and as everyone knows, I avoid nobody. He has been vocal in demanding the fight and that to me shows he has the appetite for it, which is to be commended. But he would get smoked. End of story."