Carl Froch has revealed he has had a last minute change of heart for this weekend’s undisputed welterweight world title fight between Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford.
Previously when asked for his prediction, Froch sided with three weight world champion Crawford to emerge victorious, describing him as a “special talent.”
However, on a recent appearance on Talksport, ‘The Cobra’ admitted he was now backing “the naturally bigger man” Spence to get the job done.
“I want to say Terence Crawford, but I also want to say Errol Spence! As I’ve looked at this and done my research, the naturally bigger man is Errol Spence, and that size could be the difference, especially down the home stretch.”
“Crawford’s a little bit older and has more miles on the clock, so I think I’m switching. I’m going Errol Spence to rip the script up.”
After years of speculation, back and forth and debate over which of the pair is the best welterweight in the world, the boxing world will finally have an answer this Saturday, July 29th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
WBC, WBA and IBF champion Spence and WBO belt holder Crawford are both viewed as top ten pound for pound fighters at least, and the victor this weekend will have as strong a claim as anyone for number one in the sport.
A two way contractual rematch clause is reportedly in place, meaning fight fans could be in store for a second showdown between the pair before the end of this calendar year.
The legacy defining all American dust up is available to watch on Showtime PPV in America and TNT Sports Pay Per View in the UK.