Originally Posted by Outboxer
Dirrell has talent and skill, and he was outboxing Froch, but for some reason his performance felt very negative. It was quite a strange fight, because even though Dirrell looked more polished and showed off better boxing technique, it also felt like he was mentally crumbling at the same time. He seemed really uncomfortable with Froch's pressure and rough tactics, and as the fight went on it felt like Froch was winning even though he wasn't landing many punches. Odd fight.
I felt the same thing....it wasn't a great performance for either man...was kind of sloppy and wild. Froch was trying to make the fight ugly and succeeded. Even though I thought Andre did enough to win, Froch made it into a fight that he pushed. Plus....Dirrell kind of showed some weaknesses, mentally.