News May 2008

Froch and Rybacki make the weight, Froch to fight Pascal after ?

09.05.08

Froch and Rybacki

Carl Froch and Polands Albert Rybacki both made the weight ahead of their scheduled fight tomorrow night as chief support to Junior Witter's defence of his WBC title against American Timothy Bradley.

Rumours are already circulating that if Canada's Jean Pascal beats his next opponent, Fulgencio Zuniga, then there will be a possibly a match up between Froch and Pascal for the WBC title which is anticipated to be vacated by Joe Calzaghe soon.

Unbeaten Pascal who has a record of 21-0 (14ko's) has been excellent against the journeyman at the beginning of his career, but has only managed to secure mainly points wins in his last (5 points wins from his last 7 outings) wheras the unbeaten Froch has stopped 6 of his last 7 opponents, including former World Champion Robin Reid (5th round)

The slick boxing Pascal has a notable win against 6'4 Kingsley Ikeke, a man whom was meant to face Froch before passing up on the trip.

However, victory of Zuniga (20-2, 17ko's ) is no certainty. The big punching Columbian had Kelly Pavlik down in the first round of their recent fight, before Kelly rallied to stop Zuniga in the 9th round of their 2005 fight.

Zuniga vs Pavlik knockdown:-

(courtesy of YouTube)



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