Frank Warren has taken a pop at Carl Froch this week, following Froch’s recent criticism of Warren’s premier heavyweight Tyson Fury.
Regarded as two of the greatest British fighters of all time, a fight between Froch and legendary Welshman Joe Calzaghe was heavily touted in the 2000s, however the pair never ended up sharing a ring.
And, in an interview with IFL TV, Warren claimed Froch wanted nothing to do with a fight against Calzaghe, before throwing in a dig over ‘The Cobra’s former attendance record at Wembley Stadium
“Carl, I’m going to remind you now. You met me in the Polo lounge of the Westbury Hotel and brought down your financial advisor and we were trying to make the Joe Calzaghe fight. The fight everybody wanted to see – apart from you!
All you kept talking about was, “Is he going to go up in weight? When’s he going up in weight?” Because you didn’t want to fight him, Carl.
And let me remind you about something else – did you know Tyson sold 94,000 tickets at Wembley.”
The Queensberry boss’ comments are at odds with how Froch presents himself, as he claimed in a recent video that he never ducked a fight.
Widely regarded as one of the great British fights that got away, Froch vs Calzaghe is a match up still heavily debated by boxing fans on a regular basis.
Froch has even called for an exhibition bout against “The Pride of Wales” in recent years but, perhaps thankfully, nothing has ever amounted from these.