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Froch: If I Stick To The Plan, I'll Beat Glen Johnson Easy

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

CARL FROCH is planning to snooker the opponent he calls “a wily old fox” by securing the biggest break of his career.

The 33-year-old Nottingham fighter, who has been playing pool here between training sessions, loves nothing more than potting reds and blacks on a snooker table.

Carl Froch defends his WBC super-middleweight title against Glen Johnson in Atlantic City on Saturday. It’s a fi ght that also acts as the semi-fi nal of the World Super Six Classic, which was designed to crown an undisputed champion in the division – a title Froch wants to cement his boxing legacy.

Johnson, 42, is a former world champion who has been in with some of the sport’s best and gives every opponent he faces a hard night’s work.

But ‘The ‘Cobra’ is not under any illusions at all about the threat that “old fox” Johnson poses to him.

But the likeable Froch is determined to make his name as a sportsman after seeing his parents work their fi ngers to the bone in order to provide for him and his two brothers.

He said: “My mum and dad used to work really hard doing mundane jobs. I understood they went to work because they had to and didn’t  particularly enjoy it.

“I would see people on television like Steve Davis winning all of those world snooker titles and earning good prize money and  enjoying what he did.

“I got into snooker. I wanted to be the next  Steve Davis. All I knew is that I wanted my job to be something I loved doing.

“I loved sportsmen, like Steve Davis, Nick Faldo and John McEnroe. It was always one-on- one sports that had me glued to the television.

“I loved individual sportsmen, and that helped me excel in boxing. It is all down to you. You can’t blame anybody.”

If Froch beats his Jamaican-born foe, he will meet WBA champion Andre Ward in December’s fi nal at Madison Square Garden.

But he knows it will be a diffi cult task, adding: “He is a 42-year-old man that  maybe shouldn’t be in there with someone like me. But he is a wily old fox who knows the game inside out.”

Froch’s road to the fi nal four has seen him beat big-name fi ghters Jermain Taylor, Andre Dirrell and Arthur Abraham, but he suffered his only career defeat in 28 pro fi ghts against Mikkel Kessler.

Froch is convinced he’ll still be standing tall after battling the 67-fi ght veteran who turned professional in February 1993 – when Froch was still at Newark’s Grove Comprehensive.

Johnson shocked Alan Green to reach the last four, but Froch added: “It is all down to what I do. As long as I stick to my game plan, it is another easy night.

“If Johnson thinks he can w a l k through my shots, more fool him.”

Froch v Johnson will be live on Sky Sports in HD.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrFynest on 05-31-2011

Froch is gonna box circles around Johnson. EASY UD win for Froch.

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 05-31-2011

I think glen johnson gona take this, hopefully by ko, i see him landin them body shots slowin froch down, i never really thought of froch being a great fighter but he aint that bad really he gots a jab…

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-31-2011

An easy fight against Glen Johnson??That is the craziest $hit that I've read today!!

Comment by Lorily on 05-31-2011

[quote=Rip Chudd;10624685]Come on Glen, pull off the upset. If I was a gambling man i'd definitely put down money on The Road Warrior.[/quote] I feel the same way Chip. I'd bet on Glen for sure, the only problem there is…

Comment by -PANDA- on 05-31-2011

if froch boxes effectively from a distance he'll win but he wont have an easy night panda expects johnson to be able to walk through froch's shots and pressure him and doesnt expect froch to be able to box him…

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