Carl Froch is never one to shy away from voicing his opinions and this time he’s hit out at one of the biggest names in the sport for his recent ‘pathetic’ actions.
In the build up to Tyson Fury’s crossover fight against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, it was reported that talkSPORT had been ‘banned’ from covering the clash.
Speaking on his ‘Froch on Fighting’ YouTube channel, the former super-middleweight champion, hit out at ‘The Gypsy King’ and said banning of journalists ‘needs to stop’.
“Tyson Fury’s last press conference apparently talkSPORT were banned from there. How can you ban an independent journalist that’s just giving an opinion.
So is that where we’re going, if we don’t follow the narrative of Frank Warren or Eddie Hearn, are we not allowed to have an alternative opinion and give some critique to these fighters and how long the fights are taking to get made.
If we cant have a word or an opinion, 1 , free speech has gone, but 2, if you’re going to ban us from shows, how is that even plausible, how is that possible?
How can Tyson Fury, a fighter, say ‘I don’t want talkSPORT’ it’s ridiculous and pathetic and it shouldn’t be happening. It’s ridiculous, you shouldn’t be having a say in which journalists turn up, you’re giving Tyson Fury to much power, banning journalists from shows needs to stop.”
talkSPORT will hope their ‘ban’ is lifted for Fury’s next fight, which is perhaps the biggest in the sport, as he attempts to become undisputed champion when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk on February 17 in Saudi Arabia.