Super Six Showdown: Carl “The Cobra” Froch vs. “King” Arthur Abraham
By John J. Raspanti (Nov 2, 2010) Doghouse Boxing
After meeting Arthur Abraham near the location of their November 27 fight in Helsinki, Finland Carl Froch wasted little time taking some verbal swipes at Abraham.

The Cobra (26-1, 20 KOs) a long time trash talker remarked that it was odd that Abraham refers to himself as “The King”. “Abraham has a picture of himself posing as a king at his house,” Froch stated. “He wears a plastic crown and a feather coat. I find that very strange and it tells you something about him. He will certainly not be the king after we have met inside the ring. I am going to stuff him like a chicken.”

Abraham (31-1, 25 KOs), found Froch’s comment amusing. “I will be happy to give him a plastic crown after I am done with him. He will never get a real crown. And he will not get the WBC title either. I think he is a good puncher but he is an even better talker. I don’t like to talk much before a fight. I prefer to let my fists do the talking in the ring on November 27.”

This could be the most exciting fight of the Super Six Tournament. The winner will most likely get a date with tournament leader Andre Ward leader next year. In addition, the victor walks out of the ring with the WBC belt.

Froch will have a height and reach advantage over Abraham. Carl is long, lean and strong. His chin is above average though – Jermain Taylor knocked him down and both Andre Dirrell and Mikkel Kessler staggered him. He has power in both hands. Abraham can knock out an opponent with one punch. He’s powerfully built and dangerous. Arthur’s hands are a little quicker then Froch’s but his feet are a little slower.

Froch is a pressure fighter. He gets in his opponents grill and forces the action. His right hand is his best weapon. Abraham is a notoriously slow starter but he can end the fight with one punch. He’s a better defensive fighter then Froch. He keeps his guard high and can be difficult to hit. On the other hand, Froch is much more reckless. He leads with his chin, which could be suicide if Abraham finds it.

Another interesting fact is the both fighters are coming off the first losses of their careers. Abraham was outclassed and knocked down by Andre Dirrell last May while Froch lost a close decision to Mikkel Kessler. Focus will not be a problem for either fighter. They both want some respect and the WBC belt.

Predicating the outcome of this fight is tricky at best. Froch will come out aggressively but with a little more caution, aware of Abraham’s power. Boxing Abraham might be sound advice but Froch’s natural instinct is to lock, load and fire, which could prove disastrous against the hard punching Abraham. Look for Abraham to knock Froch down and win a close hard fought decision.


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