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Old 11-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #52
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Default Re: Froch"I don't want to fight a bum in a warm-up, and therefore I don't want Clever


There are quite a few parallels:

- Older established champion in latter stages of his career
- Older fighter chasing career defining fight against big name American
- Younger fighter seeking to launch career over established champion
- Older fighter ignores younger fighter, who wins vacant title instead

(obviously the last point has already happened with Cleverly)

When name champions fight only twice a year, and up and comers just have to stay busy and play the ratings game to get a title shot, these kind of situations are inevitable.
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