Originally Posted by cheekyvid
Thing about Froch's best wins; hardly anyone said beforehand that AA or Bute wasn't all that or was past it.
Ok a few had doubts about Bute because he was a stay at home fighter but let's not forget how many folk had him picked to lose those fights or for them even to be close.
I watched Abraham from very early on in his career. He's tough, can be a sneaky puncher and obviously has excellent power, but he's as one dimensional as they come at 'world' level with his feet stuck in sludge and a low punch output due to questionable stamina. He was also coming off a conclusive defeat himself and doesn't have Froch's mental strength.
Moving up to 168 obviously reinvigorated him a bit, but Dirrell made him look a tool in their fight and he subsequently seemed to have zero confidence against Froch in the same way that Bute did imo. Suicide. A fighter of Froch's insane self belief and drive will always prosper against that kind of mentality. The biggest thing for me about it was how it demonstrated that Froch could come back from losing and win resoundingly against a dangerous but limited opponent. Very good win but it get's a bit overstated for me.