Former super-middleweight world champion, Carl Froch, believes another win for Anthony Joshua against his rival, Dillian Whyte, will not prove anything.
Joshua lost to Dillian Whyte as an amateur back in 2009 and ever since there has been beef between the two Londoners.
However, when the heavyweight duo rematched as professionals, ‘AJ’ got his revenge to level the score, brutally stopping Whyte with a picture-perfect uppercut, that left the now 36-year-old sprawled out on the canvas.
Now, after a subpar performances form from the pair, including two underwhelming showings against common opponent, Jermaine Franklin, the Brits will face off once again, eight years on from their last meeting.
In an interview with Betting Sites, Froch explained that a win for the two-time heavyweight champion will prove nothing, but that doesn’t render the bout a pointless one in his eyes.
“This fight with Dillian Whyte that is coming up, if he can beat Dillian Whyte in style and look good, then people are going to start saying “Hang on a minute, that’s a good win”.
He has already beaten him, Dillian Whyte’s been knocked out by [Alexander] Povetkin, he’s been knocked out by Tyson Fury, so it’s not going to prove anything.
But, it is going to show that he has got in there and believed in himself, he means business, and if he can get the win in style, that set’s it [fight with Wilder] up nicely.”
Anthony Joshua will face ‘The Body Snatcher’ on August 12th at the O2 Arena in the pair’s hometown of London. The event will be available to watch live on DAZN PPV, with an undercard featuring Derek Chisora set to be announced shortly.