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.