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Miranda Hopes To Knock Bellew Silly, Then Get Froch

Edison Miranda is determined to use Saturday's showdown with Tony Bellew as a stepping stone to a fight with Carl Froch.

The explosive Colombian faces Bellew at Alexandra Palace - but it is Froch's IBF super-middleweight title that he has his sights on.

Miranda's record is littered with top class opponents, including Arthur Abraham, Andrew Ward and Kelly Pavlik, but the fading 31-year-old wants to add another name to the list.

"It was a good victory for Froch against Lucian Bute but I know that if I knock out Tony Bellew, then Froch is the one who will be looking for me. I want to fight Froch," he said.

"Carl Froch against me is one of the best fights you will ever see.

"I am here to fight hard, to put up a good show and to take a KO win home with me. Then Froch will take notice of what I am doing."

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Froch and Bellew, insists Miranda may get his wish if he impresses on Saturday.

"This is a big fight in front of a big audience. If Miranda did something, he'd put himself in the frame for a world title fight," Hearn said.

"Miranda's exciting, is a name and will always be around. One big win when you're Edison Miranda makes you a great opponent for a world a champion."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 09-07-2012

no matter @ '68/'75 Froch ko's Miranda early...he's like Maragariot @ the end, all mouth...

Comment by BattlingNelson on 09-07-2012

[QUOTE=MJ406;12486223]last I checked aren't Adonis Stevenson and Donovan George lined up to meet in a IBF Eliminator? how would Miranda jump ahead of the above? ^[/QUOTE] Because it would be a volontary defense for Froch.

Comment by MJ406 on 09-07-2012

last I checked aren't Adonis Stevenson and Donovan George lined up to meet in a IBF Eliminator? how would Miranda jump ahead of the above? ^

Comment by Boxing Bob on 09-07-2012

LOL, Miranda always talks big sheet then usually gets his azz kicked. But as they say as long as you're dreamin, dream big!

Comment by ddangerous on 09-07-2012

Miranda would be well-served to concentrate on the task at hand. Bellew is a big, strong boy.

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