Former Olympic champion Andre Ward has already booked his place in the final of boxing’s Super Six series and this weekend, Nottingham’s Carl Froch looks to ensure that he will meet the unbeaten WBA super-middleweight champ in that final, as he takes on Glen Johnson in a semi-final bout in Atlantic City.
Froch bounced back from his first career defeat by comfortably seeing off Arthur Abraham in Helsinki last time out and William Hill make the ‘Cobra’ 1/4 to also see off the veteran Jamaican, who has lost 14 fights of his 67 fights over a professional career stretching back almost two decades.
Johnson however, registered an impressive eighth-round stoppage against Allan Green in has last contest and despite having a significant number of defeats on his record, the 42-year-old has only been stopped once, in his first loss in 1997, when he suffered an 11th round KO against Bernard Hopkins.
He’s a tough, gritty scrapper with plenty of heart then and despite the indisputable punching power of Froch, there’s every chance that Johnson will do just enough take it to the cards, meaning Skybet’s 5/4 for the WBC champion to win by a unanimous decision is therefore the best bet at the Boardwalk Hall.
Froch to win by a unanimous decision – 5/4 (Skybet)