Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Prizefighter Heavyweights - Taking a Look at The Pairings

By Alexey Sukachev

Fresh off his sensational demolition of the IBF super middleweight king Lucian Bute, the newly crowned lord of the 168lbers, Carl Froch, traveled to London and took part in the draw of the upcoming Prizefighter international heavyweight boxing series. The show will be staged this coming Wednesday at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London. Froch managed to select the following quarterfinal pairs:

1. Albert Sosnowski (46-4-2, 28 KOs) – Maurice Harris (25-16-2, 11 KOs)

Sosnowski from Poland is 33. He is best known for his spirited but hopeless loss to Vitali Klitschko in 2010. In his latest fight Sosnowski was in a very poor shape and managed to get a draw with 23-61-4 cruiserweight Hastings Rasani. He should be better prepared well for dangerous 36-year old American journeyman Harris, who has lots of upset wins over quality staff.

2. Kevin Johnson (26-1-1, 12 KOs) – Noureddine Meddoune (4-1, 4 KOs)

Johnson, the huge favorite of the series, is just 32 and ranked #11 by the IBF. He is one of a few fighters to come out of the Klitschko collision on his feet. He represents the United States of America. Meddoune is 28 and represents Morocco. All of his wins came through the first-round TKOs.

3. Tor Hamer (15-1, 10 KOs) – Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (16-3, 14 KOs)

American Hamer is 29 and 2-0 this year after the 15-months long hiatus. Nascimento, 31, a potent Brazilian puncher, stopped Argentinean veteran Basile in just a round but was then finished off by Tyson Fury in a very straightforward manner within five rounds in 2011.

4. Tom Dallas (15-2, 11 KOs) – Tom Little (3-0)

This clash between two local fighters is easily the weakest cell in the chain. Little, 24, is way too inexperienced, while Dallas, 27, is coming off two back-to-back knockout losses to David Price and Matt Skelton respectively.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 06-17-2012

I cant see Johnson not winning this tournament. Hes clearly above all others.

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-17-2012

Mo Harris isn't dangerous, but good when he wants 2b...used 2 see him train in Newark, & after his 3 yr retirement his weight was up 2 in 260's...ok now wt wise but @ 36 his best is behind him,…

Comment by Portman on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=Earl-Lesnar;12253591]I saw it on TV when they were doing the draw, think it was on this weeks ringside[/QUOTE] I'll try and see if I can find it, thanks

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=Agility;12253586]I'd love to see that, do you happen to have a link to it?[/QUOTE] I saw it on TV when they were doing the draw, think it was on this weeks ringside

Comment by Portman on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=Earl-Lesnar;12253399]The funniest part was when Johnson started talking trash about "coming for all the brits" and froch looked at him condescendingly and said you sound like you really mean business lmao[/QUOTE] I'd love to see that, do you happen to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Return, Andre Ward's Retirement Ward: When You Don't Have Desire, Shouldn't Be in Boxing Ring Roach Still Hopes Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Will Happen in 2018 Kosei Tanaka Out for Two Months Due To Eye Socket Fractures Video: Bernard Hopkins Gets Deep on Canelo vs. Golovkin Video: Jorge Linares Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Mikey Garcia, More Kovalev Laughs: I Said I'd Stop Andre Ward's Career - It's True! Video: Kathy Duva Talks Kovalev Return, Ward Retirement Video: Lou DiBella Talks Wilder vs. Ortiz, Joshua, More Photos: Linares, Campbell - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Valdez-Servania, Ramirez-Hart - On Weight For War Jorge Linares: I Want The Best - Mikey Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko Froch: No Sour Grapes, But I'm Not Sad To See Andre Ward Go Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - Golden Boy on ESPN, October 19 Luis Ortiz Fires Back at Wilder: Don't Get Caught With Weed Again! Barthelemy-Ramirez: Donation Going To Earthquake Victims Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Secured By Showtime Matty Askin Out Of British Title Clash With Stephen Simmons Lee Selby Voices Frustrations At Not Landing Big Fights Kovalev on Ward's Retirement: Good for Boxing, Fans & Division! DiBella: ‘This is Some Crazy Sh*t’ Wilder Is Doing With Luis Ortiz! Dorticos-Kudryashov: 10% of Gate Going To Hurricane Relief Effort Christian Gonzalez Tops LA Fight Club Card on October 6 Kem Ljungquist Inks Promotional Pact With Team Sauerland Ramirez's Trainer Predicts Big Statement Win Over Jesse Hart Andre Ward Announces His Retirement From Boxing Luis Ortiz: Wilder F***ed Up! He'll Run a Lot & Embarrass Himself Kovalev: Right Now It's 1-1; I Want a Third Fight With Ward Roach on The Miguel Cotto vs. Mikey Garcia Possibility Frank Warren: Tyson Fury Has Every Right To Be Furious! Saunders vs. Golovkin is The Preferred Fight, Says Warren Hall Vows To Take Out Butler, Then Wants McDonnell Conlan: Golovkin is Sliding, I Don't Think He Wins Canelo Rematch Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Can Improve, Golovkin Can't Get Better! Wilder to Ortiz: Don't F*** Up Our Fight By Using PEDs Again! Joseph Parker Views Fury Bout as First Step in Big Overseas Run Mikey Garcia Serious: I'd Go To 154 For Miguel Cotto in December Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell Come Together at Workouts News: Michael Dutchover, Josh Crespo, Dennis Hobson, More Conor McGregor May Help in Push To Extend Ali Act To MMA
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement