Re: Hatton's Career v Froch's Career who wins?
Magee is/was a step below world class at best imo and Mack is absolutely nowhere near even by today's shite standards. Magee was a solid enough opponent at the time considering where Froch was in his career, but I don't think it goes down as a particularly notable win.
Carl has rare gumption and deserves a lot of credit for fighting the string of fighters that he fought, and yes Hatton spent too much time pissing about fighting nobodies for the WBU bauble and skirting around Witter, but I think if you take a balanced view of the likes of faded Abraham, Johnson, Dirrell (who I thought Froch lost to) and compare them to ageing Tszyu, Malignaggi, Collazo (who Hatton struggled with), Urango etc, there isn't too much difference. It's not like Froch fought a string of great fighters other than maybe Ward, though that doesn't demean him in any way.