Former unified super-middleweight world champion, Carl Froch, has selected his pick for the best heavyweight on the planet and called for a fight between the two current title holders in the division.
Over the course of his career, Froch won the WBC, WBA and IBF titles, defeating the likes of Jean Pascal, Andre Dirrell and Mikkel Kessler, before twice defeating George Groves in one of British boxing’s great rivalries.
“The Cobra’s” illustrious time in the ring recently earned him a place in the International Boxing Hall of Fame, with his legacy as a British icon well and truly cemented.
Since retirement, Froch has become a pundit for DAZN and has a YouTube channel, where he gives his opinion on all things boxing.
On the channel, ‘Froch on Fighting’, the 45-year-old named the best heavyweight in the world and called for an undisputed bout between the two champions.
“Tyson Fury, for me, is the best heavyweight in the world at the moment. He is almost unbeatable. You’ve got Deontay Wilder and [Oleksandr] Usyk and Fury in the top three, but Fury I just think is levels above them.”
“It is such a shame if that fight [Fury vs Usyk] doesn’t happen, so hopefully that fight happens next. Obviously, AJ is rebuilding now, he is fighting Franklin, hopefully he can get himself back in the mix, but what can I say, Fury and Usyk, come on, get your heads together and get this fight made.”
In good news for Froch, since releasing that video, Usyk and Fury have ‘agreed terms’ for the undisputed clash to take place at Wembley on April 29.
Fury offered just 30% purse split to Usyk, making most think the fight was dead, but the Ukrainian later took to social media to accept the deal and give fight fans hope of seeing a heavyweight holding all the belts for the first time since Lennox Lewis.