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View Poll Results: Would you honestly* support Froch against Kessler...?
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:38 AM   #46
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I like both. Kessler is a better fighter though.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:56 AM   #47
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I think you're misininformed.

Bute said he wasn't ready to fight boxers of the quality of Calzaghe or Kessler after these two fought last November. Two weeks ago, Bute said he hoped he will have developed and improved sufficiently by next spring to face someone as good as Mikkel Kessler.

"If Bute really believes his own hype..." When did Bute EVER hype himself, to any extent?

Bute needs time to develop and improve if he is to have a chance of being the man in the division. His team have said 2008 would be used to allow him to improve and develop as much as possible...

All Bute fans are disappointed with Joppy as a choice of opponent...but there wasn't one much better available, except Kessler. for who, Bute said he wasn't ready.


However, Bute will lose quite a few fans if he doesn't step it up after Joppy, including, probably myself, depending on the circumstances.
Bute is hardly going to improve and develop by fighting guys that are past it like Joppy, is he? If he's as good as a lot of people are making out, you included, why not step up the level of opposition rather than going in the other direction? It just doesn't make sense to me and is a sign that he and/or his team perhaps doesn't fully believe in him (he's nearly 28 remember, almost the same age as Kessler).

I agree that Calzaghe would be a step too far for Bute, he's the man at 168, but Kessler? People are overestimating Kessler, like he's some sort of God, when the only good opponent he's beaten is Mundine almost 3 years ago. Lucas, Beyer and Andrade are not IMO elite fighters.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:58 AM   #48
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Bute is hardly going to improve and develop by fighting guys that are past it like Joppy, is he? If he's as good as a lot of people are making out, you included, why not step up the level of opposition rather than going in the other direction?

I agree that Calzaghe would be a step too far for Bute, he's the man at 168, but Kessler? People are overestimating Kessler, like he's some sort of God, when the only good opponent he's beaten is Mundine almost 3 years ago. Lucas, Beyer and Andrade are not IMO elite fighters.
Bute is not ready for Kessler. Bute is very good but needs to improve a lot to give Kessler - a borderline elite fighter - a close fight.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:58 AM   #49
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I plead guilty to that, although, usually, I am very pro-Kessler and just a bit anti-Froch!

There was a point recently where almost every part of the forum I browsed I came across one of your Froch threads!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:00 AM   #50
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There was a point recently where almost every part of the forum I browsed I came across one of your Froch threads!


Sorry, elle!

Think he is in a BIG fight though...so I am trying to hype up interest!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:02 AM   #51
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There was a point recently where almost every part of the forum I browsed I came across one of your Froch threads!
Decebal is in fact a closet Froch fan, he's just in denial
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:04 AM   #52
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Sorry, elle!

Think he is in a BIG fight though...so I am trying to hype up interest!

No need to apologise - its you I'm worried for!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:05 AM   #53
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Decebal is in fact a closet Froch fan, he's just in denial


I WILL be a fan if he does well against Inkin and steps it up in his next couple of fights afterwards. I will be a big fan if he takes on Kessler within two fights of Inkin...
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:05 AM   #54
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Decebal is in fact a closet Froch fan, he's just in denial

Perhaps - he who protests too much and all that ....
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:18 AM   #55
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I like Froch, he's a sound guy I reckon....and would love to see him beat everyone at 168, including Calzaghe.
i believe froch is a half cousin 10th removed to hatton.how do you feel about him now?
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:20 AM   #56
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sure i'll support froch,after all he's the brit.however i like kessler and it wouldn't break my heart if kessler as expected whupped him.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:52 AM   #57
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As a Brit I'd support Froch but to be honest I wouldn't be heartbroken (or even surprised) if Kessler gave him a lesson.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:50 AM   #58
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KO power, great defence, good stamina = easy win for Froch




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Old 02-13-2008, 12:52 PM   #59
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I think it is a bit pathetic when a fanboy of one fights (i.e. Calzaghe) dislike another boxer merely because they are a threat.

Froch is British, I too am British so I will always cheer him on against a foreign opponent. Whether or not I'd pay money to attend is a different matter though.
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