Michael Rosenthal

Cuellar: Froch easy for Johnson

Orlando Cuellar, the trainer of Glen Johnson, doesn’t expect a tough fight from Carl Froch in the second Super Six World Boxing Classic semifinal on June 4 in Atlantic City, N.J.

Cuellar cited Johnson’s solid performance in a decision loss to Chad Dawson in 2009 to make his argument.

"For us, Froch will be an easy fight,” Cuellar said. “If Glen did as well as he did against Chad Dawson, we believe he should do very well against Froch. Froch isn't as fast or mobile as Dawson. Glen has faster hands and feet. He has better body work and better defense.

“The only advantage Froch has is age and Glen has shown he's only gotten better with age."

Johnson is 42. Froch, the WBC super middleweight titleholder, is 33.

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