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Froch Explains His Tactical Errors Against Andre Ward

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

BRITISH boxing is on the ropes after a woeful week in which Amir Khan and Carl Froch lost their world titles in the United States.

Khan’s controversial light-welterweight points defeat by Lamont Peterson in Washington was bad enough for the UK scene.

But seven days later in Atlantic City, Froch ended up with a comprehensive points defeat at the hands of Andre Ward, 27, in the final of the Super Six tournament.

The dashing of Froch’s hope of becoming the best super-middleweight on the planet means we now have just one world champion.

WBO light-heavyweight king Nathan Cleverly is the only Brit currently able to put a world title belt around his stomach.

And if you throw in David Haye’s beating by Wladimir Klitschko and Dereck Chisora being robbed by the judges of the chance to become European heavyweight champion, it all rounds off a bad year for the Brits.

But while Haye famously blamed a broken toe for the loss of his WBA title in July, Nottingham bruiser Froch admitted that he has no-one to blame but himself for surrendering his WBC crown to the WBA champ from California.

Froch, 34, said: “I just started too slowly.

“My worry was that you can start too fast against a guy like Ward and you can throw punches for the sake of them and walk into counter-punches.

“You have to be careful. I was tentative, sitting back a little too much and waiting. But I have to admit that I let myself down.”

Judges Craig Metcalfe and John Stewart scored the fight in Ward’s favour by 115-113 while English judge John Keane was less charitable and gave it to the Oakland fighter by 118-110.

In reality, the margin was that wide.

Froch added: “A couple of the judges made it 115-113 so a fast start would have won me a couple more of the early rounds.”

He never once got to grips with Ward’s cagey style and intelligent boxing and became the latest British fighter to lose his world titles abroad in 2011.But Cobra Carl believes that if he is offered a rematch he could learn from his mistakes and triumph over his unbeaten rival.

He said: “I honestly feel I could beat Andre Ward on a good night.

“I’d have to work on some technical things.

“I will go home and watch a video of this fight, even though it won’t be pleasant viewing, and learn from it.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Flux on 12-19-2011

Yeah people forget pretty quick don't they? I'm a Froch fan, but he acted like a complete twat after the Kessler fight. He was so certain he had won.

Comment by wave on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=arraamis;11581710]I hope Khan is taking notes from his countryman ... This is how you lose with character. Technique aside, Froch is a warrior and you can count on him snatching someone belt in the near future. Classy dude :boxing: Froch…

Comment by tennishero on 12-19-2011

got his ass whooped by a very very good humble lion great respect for ward in not only the fight but for his love of the Lord and putting the Lord first and knowing this win was from the Lord…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 12-19-2011

I don't think there were any tactical errors made by Froch...Froch fought the best he could and gave 100%, he is just limited by his boxing ability, period. I really do not think it is anything he can make adjustments…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 12-19-2011

[QUOTE=Sage84;11581588]I actually thought his foot work was the key. Those little half steps backwards that put him just out of range as Froch was coming in were superb, I though that was the main reason Froch couldnt land clean.[/QUOTE] Yeah…

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