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Froch: I'll Walk Though Andre Ward's Shots, Exploit Him

Carl Froch is confident he will 'walk through' Andre Ward when the pair battle it out in the final of the World Super Six Boxing Classic.

The 'Cobra' retained his WBC super-middleweight title with a majority decision against veteran Glen Johnson on Saturday night, and now takes on the undefeated Ward, holder of the WBA strap.

Ward has emerged as the man to beat from the inaugural round-robin tournament but as Froch is keen to point out, he is not known for his power punching.

The 27-year-old has won all four of his Super Six fights on the scorecards and while he has been impressive in doing so, the Englishman believes it is something he can capitalise on.

"This is a guy who is an Olympic champion, he's very fast, very skilful, but to be honest I did a better job on (Arthur) Abraham than he did," he told Sky Sports News.

"His best asset is his fast reflexes but he's not a big puncher, so he's going to have trouble keeping me off him.

"I'm going to walk forward, impose my strength and power, stick it on him and walk through his feather-duster punches. He's not known for his big punches, he's not a knockout man, so there's a lot of areas for me to exploit.

"But it's going to be a top fight between two top-level fighters, it's a unification fight and the final of the biggest tournament ever in boxing, and this is what sport's all about.

"He may think I'm disrespectful, but I'm not talking personalities I'm talking boxing. I'm going into that fight confident I can do a job."

Froch has taken his career to a new level over the past two years, and entering the Super Six has meant keeping busy against some of the best fighters around.

He suffered a contentious points defeat to Mikkel Kessler last year but has won his four other fights since picking up the WBC title against Jean Pascal.

But he said he would not have things any other way as he looks to prove himself as the best in the division - hopefully taking revenge on Kessler in the process.

"It's been gruelling - fight after fight against top level opposition - you don't usually see it in boxing.

"You often get one or two easy defences but it raises my game and I've not been in too many wars and made it an easy night's work in a couple of them."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Akucapri on 06-23-2011

Froch exposes FrWard, If Froch gets hit Ward better prepare for a whirlwind of combos coming towards his chin.

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 06-23-2011

[QUOTE=Lorily;10657983]That punch that Darnell floored Ward with is the one that Froch needs to use the most on him. But Froch needs to be careful with it, he tends to throw his uppercuts from too far out, and Andre will…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-07-2011

[QUOTE=KJB;10655786]Six years ago, one of Ward's first fights. Thats what happens when the headgear comes off, some guys adapt, others dont. In the last couple years Ward has been hit by big punchers like Kessler, Bika and Abraham. This clip…

Comment by Lorily on 06-07-2011

[quote=OG Keown;10655433] Forward to 12:26 :)[/quote] That punch that Darnell floored Ward with is the one that Froch needs to use the most on him. But Froch needs to be careful with it, he tends…

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 06-07-2011

To a degree he is going to have walk through some incoming to be successful, with the speed difference. Unless somehow Froch's jab is effective but I don't think it can be. Kessler has a much better jab and Ward…

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