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Froch Through To Super Six Final

Nottingham fighter retains title

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Chris White

Carl Froch defended his title with a unanimous points verdict

WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch defended his title with a majority decision against Glen Johnson in Atlantic City on Saturday night.

Froch wasn’t at his best in this fight, but managed to do enough to win the judges over, scoring the fight 117-11 and 116-112 in Froch’s favour, with one judge calling it 114-114, and the Brit will face Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six Series later this year.

Johnson started the fight well but Froch grew as the rounds went on, dominating the middle rounds. The fighter from Nottingham has now won 28 of his 29 fights, and showed his class in Atlantic City, absorbing everything that Johnson threw at him before going on the offensive.

42-year old Johnson landed two big overhand rights that had Froch in trouble in the seventh and eighth rounds, but the 33-year old Briton responded well, landing several key blows of his own.

The Cobra took control of the fight and never looked like losing, despite the best efforts of Johnson, but he will face a much tougher test against the unbeaten Ward in the final, who was watching on at ringside on Saturday night.  

Froch wasn’t completely happy with his performance in the fight, despite retaining his title, saying that he didn’t land as many punches as he’d hoped to, but he did enough to sway the opinion of the judges. Having now won successive fights on the world stage – beating Arthur Abraham last time out to win the super-middleweight belt – Froch has started to establish himself as one of the best fighters around at the moment.

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