A Few Words With “The Cobra”
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
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
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
CF: No problem!