Re: Is Froch-Cleverly really that bad of a fight to make ?
The way key to beating Froch is speed and timing. You can't let him plant his feet or get you against the ropes. You'll eat his power shots all night otherwise (ask Taylor, Bute and Mack).
Dirrell was the first fighter to show us this. Froch barely laid a glove on him until the later rounds. Andre Ward saw this and because he's much better than Dirrell he was able to take this strategy and do it even better to completely outclass Froch.
Cleverly has the speed but he doesn't have the boxing skills or reflexes that Ward and Dirrell have, not even close. His workrate would count for nothing in my opinion. He wouldn't be able to stop Carl either because of his granite chin and Nathan isn't a big puncher anyway.
This fight would only have 1 result. Froch win.