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Tarver: Carl Froch Will Beat Johnson, Maybe Ward Too

By Chris LaBate

Former light heavyweight world champion Antonio Tarver is backing WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch to beat Glen Johnson in the semi-finals of the Super Six tournament on Saturday night in Atlantic City. Tarver fought Johnson twice, going 1-1 with the 42-year-old veteran. Tarver believes Froch has the much better ability and the inner determination to win. He doesn't pick Froch to beat Andre Ward in the final bout of the Super Six, but he does give him a very good chance of getting the upset.

"Froch is a slick, crafty, deceptive boxer but he has all the tools," said Tarver to the Nottingham Post. "He can box a little bit more than Glen Johnson and he can handle the pressure. He was first to show us how to beat up [Arthur] Abraham. Clearly he can box, he's got style and heart and he's determined. In America we're starting to see all of Froch's ability now. I'm not picking him against Andre Ward in the final but if anyone can beat Ward, it's Froch."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by freedom213 on 06-01-2011

[quote=romebyko;10628187]KO's Froch??I doubt it..[/quote] Lets say I think there is a good chance he is able to KO Froch. One reason I think this is possible is that these 168 pound champions will make the same mistake that Pascal made…

Comment by patpatpts on 05-31-2011

i cant wait for this fight. (off topic)i think glen would have knock abe out though to much pressure and no rest after getting hit like ward froch gave him. about to watch they fights gain for i can make…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-31-2011

[QUOTE=freedom213;10628047]Johnson is my sleeper to win the whole thing, I think he KO's Froch and beats up Ward. 2011 is the year of the old guy.[/QUOTE] KO's Froch??I doubt it..

Comment by freedom213 on 05-31-2011

Johnson is my sleeper to win the whole thing, I think he KO's Froch and beats up Ward. 2011 is the year of the old guy.

Comment by rican4life on 05-31-2011

froch is good, but i do believe ward wins the supersix.

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