Carl Froch: “The Only Fighter That I Can See Give Canelo Any Sort Of Trouble Is Unfortunately In A Different Weight Division, Terence Crawford”

By: Hans Themistode Carl Froch has had the privilege of sitting ringside to watch unified super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, up close and personal on several occasions. That trend continued as Froch observed closely as the Mexican star pummeled British native Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas last weekend. Though their contest was fairly competitive, Saunders was ultimately left a broken man as Alvarez shattered his right orbital bone which forced Saunders to remain on his stool for the start of the ninth round. While the scorecards were somewhat close as two judges had it 6-2 in favor of Alvarez with the remaining judge having it 5-3 in the Mexican star's favor, Froch didn't view their contest as remotely close. “He was having some success landing shots but Canelo was in control of the fight really,” said Froch following the win for Alvarez. “He was backing up Billy Joe and landing big blows and ultimately, he busted his eye socket.” What’s next for the pound-for-pound star is an open-ended question. Currently, a showdown against IBF super middleweight titlist, Caleb Plant, is number one on the agenda of Alvarez as he attempts to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time. If for some reason, that contest doesn't become a reality, Alvarez still has plenty of options. Showdowns against super middleweight contender David Benavidez and WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo, is a possibility. So is a third matchup against long-time rival Gennadiy Golovkin. To take things further, Alvarez could opt to move up to the light heavyweight division in an attempt to challenge himself against bigger men. Regardless of what he decides to do next, Froch doesn't believe anyone will be able to compete with the pound-for-pound star. If however, in some twilight zone like dimension, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford were to miraculously gain 20 pounds in weight, he would be the only person that could compete and possibly defeat Alvarez. “The only fighter that I can see give Canelo any sort of trouble at all is unfortunately in a different weight division, Terence Crawford. He’s the only guy with the kind of class and ability to do anything with someone like Canelo just because of how good he is and his variety of work. Terence Crawford is too small, so who would you put him in with? There’s no one.” The post Carl Froch: “The Only Fighter That I Can See Give Canelo Any Sort Of Trouble Is Unfortunately In A Different Weight Division, Terence Crawford” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Carl Froch: “The Only Fighter That I Can See Give Canelo Any Sort Of Trouble Is Unfortunately In A Different Weight Division, Terence Crawford”

By: Hans Themistode

Carl Froch has had the privilege of sitting ringside to watch unified super middleweight champion, Canelo Alvarez, up close and personal on several occasions. That trend continued as Froch observed closely as the Mexican star pummeled British native Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas last weekend.

Though their contest was fairly competitive, Saunders was ultimately left a broken man as Alvarez shattered his right orbital bone which forced Saunders to remain on his stool for the start of the ninth round. While the scorecards were somewhat close as two judges had it 6-2 in favor of Alvarez with the remaining judge having it 5-3 in the Mexican star's favor, Froch didn't view their contest as remotely close.

“He was having some success landing shots but Canelo was in control of the fight really,” said Froch following the win for Alvarez. “He was backing up Billy Joe and landing big blows and ultimately, he busted his eye socket.”

What’s next for the pound-for-pound star is an open-ended question. Currently, a showdown against IBF super middleweight titlist, Caleb Plant, is number one on the agenda of Alvarez as he attempts to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time. If for some reason, that contest doesn't become a reality, Alvarez still has plenty of options. Showdowns against super middleweight contender David Benavidez and WBC middleweight champion, Jermall Charlo, is a possibility. So is a third matchup against long-time rival Gennadiy Golovkin.

To take things further, Alvarez could opt to move up to the light heavyweight division in an attempt to challenge himself against bigger men.

Regardless of what he decides to do next, Froch doesn't believe anyone will be able to compete with the pound-for-pound star. If however, in some twilight zone like dimension, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford were to miraculously gain 20 pounds in weight, he would be the only person that could compete and possibly defeat Alvarez.

“The only fighter that I can see give Canelo any sort of trouble at all is unfortunately in a different weight division, Terence Crawford. He’s the only guy with the kind of class and ability to do anything with someone like Canelo just because of how good he is and his variety of work. Terence Crawford is too small, so who would you put him in with? There’s no one.”

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Mahmoud Charr vs Christopher Lovejoy: Fight Preview

By: Oliver McManus The heavyweight fight the world has been waiting on is finally set to take place on Saturday night at a small gym in Cologne, Germany. Mahmoud Charr, former WBA Regular champion, faces Christopher Lovejoy over a scheduled twelve rounds. Skepticism around the fate of this fight has been widespread with Don King threatening to intervene with legal letters in a bid to prevent the contest from happening. King’s involvement with Lovejoy has been well publicised with the American famously interrupting Lovejoy’s proposed contest with Dave Allen. Furthermore, Don King moved to get Charr stripped of his ‘Regular’ title so that he could stage Trevor Bryan vs Bermane Stiverne for the belt on January 29th. Charr is now ‘champion in recess’ but remains steadfast on fighting Anthony Joshua for the WBA’s ‘Super’ belt: however fanciful that dream may well be. If, and it remains a BIG if, this contest takes place tomorrow night, it will be the first chance to really gauge what level of ability Lovejoy possesses. He’s yet to face anyone of note in 19 professional contests: four debutants, four opponents without a win and just the one fighter with a winning record. And that winning record, by the way, a gentleman called Jorge Alfredo Leal who made his debut when Lovejoy was just 14 years old. Leal racked up 13 wins in seven years to become Mexico’s Pacific Coast light-heavyweight champion before disappearing for seven years. Upon his return, in 2009, he secured three more wins - winning and losing the California State heavyweight title - before, again, disappearing for a further six years. He was then soundly knocked out within a round by Lovejoy. Lovejoy’s record, or perhaps lack thereof, isn’t through a lack of trying. Over the past two years, the 37-year-old has, at various points, been scheduled to face Nathan Gorman, Dave Allen, Trevor Bryan and Bermane Stiverne: none have materialized. The reality of this bout is that Manuel Charr, despite being out of the ring for three and a half years, should have more than enough left in the tank to topple this American challenger. It seems the biggest mystery in all of this is just whether the fight actually goes ahead. The post Mahmoud Charr vs Christopher Lovejoy: Fight Preview appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Mahmoud Charr vs Christopher Lovejoy: Fight Preview

By: Oliver McManus

The heavyweight fight the world has been waiting on is finally set to take place on Saturday night at a small gym in Cologne, Germany. Mahmoud Charr, former WBA Regular champion, faces Christopher Lovejoy over a scheduled twelve rounds.

Skepticism around the fate of this fight has been widespread with Don King threatening to intervene with legal letters in a bid to prevent the contest from happening. King’s involvement with Lovejoy has been well publicised with the American famously interrupting Lovejoy’s proposed contest with Dave Allen.

Furthermore, Don King moved to get Charr stripped of his ‘Regular’ title so that he could stage Trevor Bryan vs Bermane Stiverne for the belt on January 29th. Charr is now ‘champion in recess’ but remains steadfast on fighting Anthony Joshua for the WBA’s ‘Super’ belt: however fanciful that dream may well be.

If, and it remains a BIG if, this contest takes place tomorrow night, it will be the first chance to really gauge what level of ability Lovejoy possesses. He’s yet to face anyone of note in 19 professional contests: four debutants, four opponents without a win and just the one fighter with a winning record.

And that winning record, by the way, a gentleman called Jorge Alfredo Leal who made his debut when Lovejoy was just 14 years old. Leal racked up 13 wins in seven years to become Mexico’s Pacific Coast light-heavyweight champion before disappearing for seven years. Upon his return, in 2009, he secured three more wins - winning and losing the California State heavyweight title - before, again, disappearing for a further six years. He was then soundly knocked out within a round by Lovejoy.

Lovejoy’s record, or perhaps lack thereof, isn’t through a lack of trying. Over the past two years, the 37-year-old has, at various points, been scheduled to face Nathan Gorman, Dave Allen, Trevor Bryan and Bermane Stiverne: none have materialized.

The reality of this bout is that Manuel Charr, despite being out of the ring for three and a half years, should have more than enough left in the tank to topple this American challenger. It seems the biggest mystery in all of this is just whether the fight actually goes ahead.

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