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View Poll Results: On a scale of one to ten...rate Carl Froch in his ability to finish.
1 4 1.72%
2 1 0.43%
3 2 0.86%
4 2 0.86%
5 3 1.29%
6 9 3.88%
7 37 15.95%
8 92 39.66%
9 53 22.84%
10 29 12.50%
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:34 AM   #16
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I like the way he stays calm and doesn't flurry unnecessarily like a mad men. Mentally, Froch reminds me of a cold serial killer that's had way too many victims on his resume to let the excitement take over and possibly ruin the moment.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:47 AM   #17
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I'm so glad we're having discussions like this.Can you imagine the slaughtering Carl would be taking if he'd lost on Saturday?
The world really can spin on a 5 pence piece sometimes.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:52 AM   #18
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After the Bute fight, I gotta give him a 9.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:01 AM   #19
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Given him a 7 but could easily bump that to an 8, infact now I think about it I'd give him a solid 8! When he smells blood he is one mean son of a bitch,and much like the snake he's named after if he's hurt or pissed off he gives chase like a right ****ing loon.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:42 AM   #20
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Unequal chin
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #21
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The way he went wind milling in he gets a 10 from me..
I think at the end of the 4th round, weight all on his front toes chucking in savage shots..
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #22
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that screwdrive uppercut he through at Bute when he had him hurt was a thing of beauty. It came out of nowhere.

He stalks but he doesnt panic.
There was a moment against taylor where he paused took a step back to creat a bt of space, then went hel for leather.

Some fighter get abit overexcited, froch does not he keeps his cool
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:06 AM   #23
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The way he stalks his opponents when they are hurt is great, low hands, hunched back, looks intimidating as ****, imagine that coming towards you when your dazed and hurt.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:59 AM   #24
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I'm so glad we're having discussions like this.Can you imagine the slaughtering Carl would be taking if he'd lost on Saturday?
The world really can spin on a 5 pence piece sometimes.
As opposed to this over blown,fan boy adulation Froch is presently receiving?
Froch didn't cure cancer-he won a fight,ffs!
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:12 AM   #25
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He drops his hands when he has his man hurt and just goes into pure stalker mode, seeing that must be very daunting on a fighter tryna run away with no legs underneath him. It may also give them the confidence to attempt a counter (Bute did often), which Froch would more than likely just walk through, presenting Froch with the opening needed to finish him off.
He is also clearly looking for openings in this stalk mode, he might miss a few when actually throwing a flurry but the first punch ho ****s back and lunges in with more often than not lands absolutely flush on a backtracking opponent, snapping their heads back with the punch, happened multiple times in both Taylor and Bute fights.
Yeah when he drops his hands and just casually weighs up what he's going to do it's so cold and calculating, if I was across the ring from him I'd full on shit myself
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #26
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I had a heck of a time deciding what to vote, honestly. 9 seemed like it might be a tad generous, while 8 would have felt like selling him short.

8.5 would have been perfect, but unfortunately vBulletin polls only allow enough options to do whole integers.

See, 9 is too close to a flawless 10...and he does sometimes go into mad ape mode...

8, however, is only a few spots above the line of mediocrity. It's as close to 6 going down as it is to 10 looking up. It felt a bit odd stressing how excellent a finisher he was in the OP and then selecting an option that speaks more to "quite well above average" than "excellent"...and ultimately went with 9 after weighing the matter for some time...and with memories of last weekend's breakneck rout in the 5th still fresh in mind.

It seems most people agree he's in that range, with 8 in the lead and 9 hot on its heels...and I suspect a lot more people than myself would have gone for an 8.5 option if presented with it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #27
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robin reidwasnt finished, he retiered with an elbow injury
Aye, if you look back however I didn't say he finished him and didn't cite Reid specifically as an example of his finishing prowess. Said that he stopped him, which he did. The point being made in listing all those names with check and x marks was to show that only an elite caliber of tough and/or defensive minded world class boxers have made it the distance against him to ride or die on the cards...and most of those who didn't make it were indeed finished off in savage fashion. Reid being the notable exception.

Besides, he would have finished Reid well within the distance even had it not been for the retirement. He had him running in the third and dropped him, and then down again in the fifth after Hughes had repeatedly warned Robin he was going to pulling the plug. Then he did. The elbow injury was academic, and didn't impact the outcome.

Had Reid been allowed to answer the bell for the 6th in his state, Froch would have gotten rid of him probably within the first twenty seconds.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #28
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Default Re: Rate Froch as a finisher.

The low-end 1-3 votes are all from known trolling aliases (tee hee! very funny, you guys! gold star for you!), but I'm curious to hear some arguments from those tabbing the 5-6 range.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #29
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I had a heck of a time deciding what to vote, honestly. 9 seemed like it might be a tad generous, while 8 would have felt like selling him short.

8.5 would have been perfect, but unfortunately vBulletin polls only allow enough options to do whole integers.

It seems most people agree he's in that range, with 8 in the lead and 9 hot on its heels...and I suspect a lot more people than myself would have gone for an 8.5 option if presented with it.
I'll say it's more like 8
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #30
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I had a heck of a time deciding what to vote, honestly. 9 seemed like it might be a tad generous, while 8 would have felt like selling him short.

8.5 would have been perfect, but unfortunately vBulletin polls only allow enough options to do whole integers.

See, 9 is too close to a flawless 10...and he does sometimes go into mad ape mode...

8, however, is only a few spots above the line of mediocrity. It's as close to 6 going down as it is to 10 looking up. It felt a bit odd stressing how excellent a finisher he was in the OP and then selecting an option that speaks more to "quite well above average" than "excellent"...and ultimately went with 9 after weighing the matter for some time...and with memories of last weekend's breakneck rout in the 5th still fresh in mind.

It seems most people agree he's in that range, with 8 in the lead and 9 hot on its heels...and I suspect a lot more people than myself would have gone for an 8.5 option if presented with it.
If I had to judge you based on this post, I'd say you have a pretty cerebral personality.
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