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Old 04-24-2010, 07:37 PM   #31
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Froch-Abraham next

Both coming off their first loss, should be great!
I think this one will trump even this fight.

Both needing a win to make it through! Absolute war throughout!
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #32
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The tournament is Ward's to lose.

Kessler cannot quite counter like he once could, but is obviously very good.

Froch's tactics were better than Kessler, talent made the difference though.
Do you know, sometimes I think that its two different people using your account ...sensible post for once
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:43 PM   #33
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Dirrell won't beat Ward. I can see Ward in with Kessler again, or with Abraham.

I think Abraham's going to knock Froch out.
I actually think the exact opposite...Kessler would slaughter Abraham and I think that Froch would match Arthur up the stretch where he supposedly does his best work.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:47 PM   #34
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I actually think the exact opposite...Kessler would slaughter Abraham and I think that Froch would match Arthur up the stretch where he supposedly does his best work.
Froch will beat AA comfortably.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #35
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Froch will beat AA comfortably.

I don't think anyone beats Arthur comfortably, Froch aint slick enough at some point he's going to eat some hard leather!!

Dirrell was looking rough that last round.

AA's a rough bastard.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:50 PM   #36
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All I keep seeing is Carl's low hands, opening up and Abraham firing up the middle time and again. Froch can beat anyone in the tournament, and hopefully this loss will teach him to be more careful and impose his will.

Abraham misjudged Dirrell a bit and thought he would run more than he did, so took too long to get going. I hope he's learnt something too.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:52 PM   #37
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First of all, really enjoyed that fight. They both really showed huge heart and determination to win. Both limited and tactically naive but that's what turned it into such an enjoyable war.

Kessler improved considerably on his last outing against Ward. Makes me wonder whether Ward is really that special or if something was seriously wrong with MK in that fight. But that's another story. In one round (maybe the 9th), Kessler landed beautiful combination on the back of a feint drawing Froch into range. All in all, not as predictable as usual and Froch never really got to grips with him apart from the toe to toe stuff.

Froch showed the usual balls, chin and menace. If only he tried to box more behind that jab he could become a much better boxer.

Froch impressed though. Very compelling stuff. Props to both. Worth the 15.
Kessler didn't improve at all from the Ward fight. Not one bit. But he fought with more passion, taking more risks.

Very exciting fight. Very impressed with Froch's chin and toughness.
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I don't think anyone beats Arthur comfortably, Froch aint slick enough at some point he's going to eat some hard leather!!

Dirrell was looking rough that last round.

AA's a rough bastard.
Froch will be able to make him fight early and won't fade.

When I say easily, I don't mean shutout, I mean 7-5, 8-4.
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Froch will be able to make him fight early and won't fade.

When I say easily, I don't mean shutout, I mean 7-5, 8-4.

Yeah it could def go that way on the score card's both ways.

Froch seems to hold back on his combination's, waiting like Arthur.

I think it could be a v good fight actually.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:56 PM   #40
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I think AA-Froch could even be better then tonight. Two men needing to prove themselves again. I dunno that's gonna be some fight you know lads...hold your horses on FOTY..that could be it.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:58 PM   #41
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I'd be happy to see any card with Kessler winning by 2-4 rounds. Acceptable margin in the cold light of day.

Can you change your moniker to "Queen Cobra" or "Princess Cobra" now please.

Only if you change yours to "Hide in Wales"
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:59 PM   #42
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Kessler didn't improve at all from the Ward fight. Not one bit. But he fought with more passion, taking more risks.
Nonsense. His head was moving, and not from punches. He worked to the body as well, something he rarely did before. Montoya did a good job working with him to iron out those weaknesses a bit..
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #43
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Yeah it could def go that way on the score card's both ways.

Froch seems to hold back on his combination's, waiting like Arthur.

I think it could be a v good fight actually.
Yup, this was a fight I always thought the home fighter would win.

For once Mick did well.
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For once Mick did well.

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Old 04-24-2010, 10:24 PM   #45
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It's not unreasonable, if a little outlandish. I thought the interviewer on primetime was fantastic too! Really put Carl in his place.
Contradiction in terms. You are full of shit. At least Ron Atkinson didn't have time to think before he commentated.
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