Exclusive Froch : Abraham is an obstinate midget
LiveFight.com caught up with Carl Froch to discuss news that his revised date with Abraham in Monaco, has now been re-located to Helsinki on November 27th.
The Cobra was in vociferous mood and before we could engage into a question and answer scenario, the Nottingham fighter launched straight into addressing the recent comments made by Arthur Abraham.
“Abraham is gonna get pounded. You can be damn sure of that. The fact he’s saying that I’ve lost my head, actually gives me a lot of confidence.” Said Froch.
Abraham was recently in the press, questioning if Froch's defeat to Kessler has affected him, the German- Armenian also questioned Froch's injury withdrawal.
“The bottom line is, I went toe to toe in Kessler’s back yard against a man fighting for his life, Kessler was fighting for his whole livelihood. Sure the decision didn’t go my way but I came out of that fight with respect from everyone who witnessed it.
“It’s not a cake walk to step out in front of 12,000 odd crazy Vikings and try to punch holes in their hero. But afterwards the Dane’s knew that I was no joke.
“Wheras when you look at Abraham’s trip to see Dirrell in a half-empty arena and you saw a man get beaten up, decked and outclassed by a man who ran for 12 rounds against me.” Said Froch.
Livefight.com asked Froch if his opinion of Abraham was turning from respect, into venom.
“I paid him his dues at first, but the reality he’s not what he’s cracked up to be. To be a complete fighter you need to be able to produce the goods not just at home, but on the road too.
“When you take Arthur out of his Berlin comfort zone he gets dusted and Dirrell proved it. At the end of the day, I’ve shown against Jermain Taylor and Mikkel Kessler that I can be effective on the road, wheras Abraham’s confidence has been shell shocked. It's one thing knocking over nobodies at middleweight and the referee wrapping him up in cotton wool like a spoilt brat, but you need to be able to take the show on the road and he can't at Super middleweight.
“He thought he was the man and many around him thought the same. But he was exposed and he wakes up every morning, struggling to deal with that. When Arthur is posing in his Ferrari, sitting on his booster cushion, people say 'Yeah, did you see his last fight? he got more hammer than a nail' and he knows that's what they are saying, that he is a loser. I was handed a loss, wheras he was handed his ass.
"That’s why when Monaco hit the skids he refused point blank to entertain Ireland. “ said Froch. "He's a secret moaner. He's all smiles but he is a prima donna. He can wear his feathery jacket to our fight if wants because I'm going to stuff him like a chicken... obstinate midget. Seriously and genuinely - he thinks he is a king, but we all know he's a smurf.
"I've beaten better men than Abraham has, my record speaks for itself. There isn't anyone he has fought who I couldn't beat. But people like Pascal and Dirrell, Abraham wouldn't beat and hasn't beat." concluded Froch.
Livefight.com asked him about Ireland and whether or not alternatives to Helsinki had been sought.
“The Odyssey Arena in Belfast was up for grabs, but Abraham turned it down point blank. I think the Excel was also floating around but Arthur said absolutely not. Even Saulerland was happy with that one as he lives round the corner, but Abraham said no categorically.
“The 02 in Dublin was on the radar, but unfortunately some Xfactor band is on when the TV dates were agreed.
“So here we are now, heading off to Finland on November the 27th. Saulerland are putting it together for Helsinki and it’s all pretty much been agreed.“ said Froch.
LiveFight.com finally asked Froch about his back injury.
“I’ve resumed light training yesterday to feel it out. There would be no way I’d be at my peak for Monaco as it still aches now but is miles better than a couple of weeks ago. This is a fight I need to tip top for, to book my place in the final. And I’m done with giving opponents half a chance to beat me because I’ve got a dodgy eye or a broken rib. I owe it to my fans more than anything to get in there and blow this joker away.”
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