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Old 01-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #15
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Default Re: Does Froch need to beat Kessler to be remembered as a great fighter?

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Originally Posted by True_Hero View Post
Perhaps, it was close, but then some say Froch beat Kessler.

At the time I gave the edge to Kessler, rewatching it I gave the nudge to Froch but honestly, it was too close to call. A draw would have been fair imo. It certainly wasn't the clear-cut Kessler win the judges scored it.
As Intentional Butt put it, it's whether you score the fight correctly (giving Kessler credit for his body-punching) or not. I had Kessler by four rounds, which was a little generous, but a Froch win is giving him the benefit of every doubt.

Regardless, he did lose the fight so it counts against him. By the same virtue, I can give him the Dirrell fight to some extent because at least he actually tried to work.
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