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  A Few Words With “The Cobra” Carl Froch

By Jeff Emond Jeffrey

On the eve of the Manny Pacquiao – Shane Mosley fight, WBC Super middleweight champion Carl Froch was in Las Vegas to talk about his next fight with Glen Johnson and his accomplishments in the super-six tournament. It was a rare occasion to ask the British fighter a few questions about IBF Super middleweight champion, Lucian Bute.

Jeff Emond Jeffrey:
How are you Cobra?

Carl Froch:
Very nice of you to say that, you can call me Carl.

JEJ: Your next fight will be with the Road Warrior, Glen Johnson. Your thoughts?

CF: Well, he is a very solid and insistent fighter. It’s not gonna be an easy fight, but I will win it. After I’m done with Johnson, I will get to Ward in a very exciting final of the super-six tournament.

JEJ: Do you plan to unify the titles?

CF: Definitely! I will have to get Lucian Bute’s IBF crown after the Super-Six.

JEJ; After disposing of Edison Miranda, Bute declared to Max Kellerman that he was the best super middleweight in the world. What are your thoughts about that statement?

CF: I don’t agree at all. I will prove very soon that I am the best in the division. I don’t know how he can say such a thing without being in the Super-Six, all the best super middleweight fighters are in that tournament and he’s not, to me that says a lot about him. To be the best, you have to beat the best, I have very important victories over Arthur Abraham, Andre Direll, Jermain Taylor and one of your champion, Jean Pascal and a very close fight with Mikkel Kessler. Since Miranda, Bute did not fight very serious opposition.

JEJ: Bute will fight Jean-Paul Mendy of France this summer. How do you feel about that fight?

CF: It’s not a serious fight like I said. Magee is a strong Irishman, that’s true, but he did not belong in the tournament and Brinkley and Mendy are easy fights for him. How did Mendy become the number one contender by a disqualification win against Bika. More so, Bika knocked down Mendy in the first round.

JEJ: Do you plan to fight Bute? If you do, what would be your game plan?

CF: I will put pressure on him. I notice Bute don’t fight well backward, just like in his first encounter with Librado Andrade. And I will take his titles away from him

JEJ: Thank you for your time Carl and good luck against Johnson

CF: No problem!


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