Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14
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Should Carl Froch fail to emerge from his Super Six showdown with Andre Ward this weekend with his WBC super middleweight title intact, he'll cap a dismal year for British boxing in which a number of our world champions have relinquished their belts. We started the year with Amir Khan, David Haye, Ricky Burns and Froch himself as legitimate title-holders, but are left only with young Nathan Cleverly, who took the WBO light heavyweight strap in May, and the irrepressible Froch. Froch, of course, is seen by most to be up against it in Atlantic City. The unbeaten Ward is a prodigious foe, and a comparison of the two fighters' respective performances against common opponent Mikkel Kessler suggests that Froch might be in a bit of trouble. Ward handled the Great Dane easily, opening several cuts around Kessler's eyes en route to an 11th-round technical decision, whereas the Englishman dropped a contentious verdict to Kessler in Denmark. Ward, too, has the amateur pedigree -- an Olympic ...
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