Carl Froch has downplayed the idea of coming out of retirement to face controversial YouTuber-turned-boxer, Jake Paul.
‘Cobra’ has expressed his distaste for the American’s entry into the sport in the past, and has claimed that he would face him and his brother on the same night.
Whilst he has allowed the fact that Paul is entertaining, Froch has stuck by those past comments that Paul hasn’t earned the right to call himself a professional fighter.
Three of Paul’s five opponents have been retired combat sports stars from the MMA world. Despite his track record of calling out big names who are past their prime, Froch believes he wouldn’t make the list of potentials.
He told Boxing Social that Paul ‘wouldn’t dream of it.’
“All I’ve ever done is respond to people asking me about fighting Jake Paul. That’s all I’ve done. I’ve never called him out, because it would be ridiculous. And he’d never fight a professional fighter, let alone me.
Even though I’m 45 years old and retired, he wouldn’t even dream of jumping in with someone like me. And I ain’t gonna take a dive either, so that’s probably part of the deal when he fights people.”
The former world champion is likely referring to the theory that Paul’s past opponents have been dropped or stopped easier than they perhaps should’ve been. The American has labelled this claim as ridiculous.
Paul is next out against Tommy Fury – a fight Froch will be tuning in to for the entertainment value and a desire to see the Brit come out on top – and has vowed to silence his doubters with another knockout victory.
The pair have both touched down in Saudi Arabia, and fans can expect plenty of fight week shenanigans to hype up the box office event.