Carl Froch has named the ‘best heavyweight in the world’, believing that no other fighter can compete.
‘The Cobra’, who is enjoying punditry duties following a multiple world title winning pro career, took to social media to praise Tyson Fury. ‘The Gypsy King’ demolished Derek Chisora – who was perhaps too brave for his own good – to set up an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
Despite many believing the Ukrainian to be one of the most skilled boxers on the planet, Froch can’t see the bigger man losing. In fact, so confident in Fury’s ability is the former fighter that he not only thinks he beats Usyk, but any contender in the division.
Tyson Fury is absolutely the best heavyweight in the world right now. Whoever you think is number 2, would not even come close to beating him. He’s too big, too strong, too skilful, has complete self belief when he climbs over that top rope and quite simply destroys anyone!
Tyson Fury is absolutely the best heavyweight in the world right now. Whoever you think is number 2, would not even come close to beating him. He’s too big, too strong, too skilful, has complete self belief when he climbs over that top rope & quiet simply destroys anyone!! 💪🏼👊🏼
— Carl Froch MBE (@Carl_Froch) December 4, 2022
Fury dominated Chisora, but such were the levels on display that it would be hard to judge him by that performance. Still, Froch seems convinced – and many in the sport will agree with him.
Post-fight, Fury said he would take the Usyk fight next despite months of claiming that he wasn’t interested in a ‘middleweight’. This bodes well for fans who have been waiting to see just one champion in the division since Lennox Lewis.
The fight is expected to take place in Saudi Arabia in late February or early March. ‘The Gypsy King’ will likely enter the ring the bookies favourite – his sheer size and strength being the factors that many believe will secure him the victory.
It would be silly to write off the Ukrainian though, who has stayed undefeated, became undisputed in the cruiserweight division, and is now unified champion amongst the heavyweights. All of that in just 20 fights points to a special talent that can’t be underestimated.