World champion turned pundit Carl Froch has revealed this who his favourite fighter of all time is.
Froch was a two time world champion at super middleweight, and fought some of the greatest fighters of his era.
However, despite the fact he campaigned at 12 stone, ‘The Cobra’ explained on his youtube channel, Froch on Fighting, that his favourite boxer of all time is a man who plied his trade at a much lower weight – Prince Naseem Hamed.
“My favourite fighter of all time, the guy that’s given me the most entertainment, the guy that inspired me to get back into boxing.
I got back into boxing at 19 years old for one reason, and one reason only. Because I used to love watching Prince Naseem Salem Ali Hamed – I’m a massive fan, I’ve read his book so I know his full name.”
“What a fighter, what an entertainer. My favourite fighter has to be ‘Naz.’ What a legend.”
A protege of the late Brendan Ingle, Hamed was known for his unconventional boxing antics and spectacular ring entrances which included entering the ring on a flying carpet, as well as re-enacting the video of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
However, Hamed was no gimmick. He was a southpaw with devastating punch power, and held multiple word titles at featherweight during the mid to late 1990s, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2015.
Froch himself was inducted into the IBHOF last year, and is regarded as a British boxing legend in his own right.
His resume at 168lbs is littered with elite fighters, including the likes of Andre Ward, Jermaine Taylor, George Groves and Mikkel Kessler.