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Old 04-25-2010, 02:54 PM   #16
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Default Re: Carl Froch & Clinton Woods

Never really thought of that comparison but very interesting!
And as some have said above if Woods/Froch had ****** as their promoter they would be household names, but then again, maybe wouldn't have faced the top quality opposition they have faced.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:55 PM   #17
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I accept that obviously Froch hasn't retired yet, but so far is there much between these men?

Is Froch destined to become just like Woods? Both were successful domestically and both have held 'proper' world championships whilst gaining some good wins on their records along the way. Although one of the best we have produced in years, Clinton Woods never got recognised in the mainstream media to the same extent as some of the other fighters we have produced in this country and he became a well kept secret of the hardcore fan. Both Froch and Woods have taken on some of the best in their division and have also lost to the top tier of the division that they were campaigning in, but ultimately proved that they were world class themselves in the process. Being in the Super 6 obviously makes Froch more of a 'name' in America than Woods ever was, but I'm solely on about status in the UK and accomplishments.

For the record, I hope Froch does beat AA and progresses in the tourney as he deserves the attention of the casual fan - the level of opposition he has taken on in his 27 fights is admirable - but is this currently an apt summary of similar careers? If Froch does lose next, then is he destined to become the new Clinton Woods; a man appreciated by few, but deserving of much more attention and appreciation? Is Froch just on that 'Woods' level in terms of accomplishments and fanbase now?

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H2H, Thus far not dissimilar?

Sorry mate, Carl Froch is a ballsy, exciting fighter .. Yeah he has no technique, or set-up play but he has heart and will fight to the end .. I like Froch, i dont think hes a great fighter, the 2 great super-middles in history, Roy Jones and Calzaghe would beat him but lets not denigrate him to the level of Clinton Woods .. Clinton Woods is the most orthodox, most predictable fighter ive ever seen, completely devoid of natural talent and skill and the most boring fighter in the entire world .. Clinton Woods was crap, and all you guys cheering his name based on the fact 'he was a hard working, gutsy, rugged fighter' are kidding yourself .. he was shite and he operated in a shite division, in a strong division he wouldnt have even fought for the belt ....

Watch 'good ole homeboy' Clinton get embarrassed by Roy Jones, Roy was laughing while he destroyed him, it was no effort at all ..
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:58 PM   #18
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I have to admit i see the similarities but i think Froch is both a bigger fighter on the world stage in terms of skill and legacy. Froch could be big just not marketed right and he still could be one of the better fighters of the last 30 years Woods was always too limited and never had the appeal. Froch almost has it there is just soemthing missing
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:10 PM   #19
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Sorry mate, Carl Froch is a ballsy, exciting fighter .. Yeah he has no technique, or set-up play but he has heart and will fight to the end .. I like Froch, i dont think hes a great fighter, the 2 great super-middles in history, Roy Jones and Calzaghe would beat him but lets not denigrate him to the level of Clinton Woods .. Clinton Woods is the most orthodox, most predictable fighter ive ever seen, completely devoid of natural talent and skill and the most boring fighter in the entire world .. Clinton Woods was crap, and all you guys cheering his name based on the fact 'he was a hard working, gutsy, rugged fighter' are kidding yourself .. he was shite and he operated in a shite division, in a strong division he wouldnt have even fought for the belt ....

Watch 'good ole homeboy' Clinton get embarrassed by Roy Jones, Roy was laughing while he destroyed him, it was no effort at all ..
Hang about, mate- I never once talked about stylistic make-ups. I never once said 'this win is better than that one' or 'this division was better than that one' or 'this guy is more salt-of-the-earth than this one', I am purely making a comparison based what they have achieved and how much exposure they got on the way from the mainstream. That's where I drew the comparison and ended it.
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Old 04-25-2010, 04:22 PM   #20
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Right now, I'd have Froch half a step ahead of Woods. Woods fought alot of the top guys and fought hard but usually lost, even his one win over Glenn Johnson was a bit dubious. Froch has honest wins over Pascal and Taylor at world level and his win over Dirrell falls into the same catergory as Johnson for Woods. I'd sat Froch's domestic competition was a bit sitffer too. They are comparable, though.
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