Former super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch had voiced his opinion on who the biggest star in boxing is.
When asked on his Froch on Fighting YouTube channel how a fight with current super-middle weight undisputed champion Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez would have played out, ‘The Cobra’ was full of praise for the Mexican.
“He’s a great fighter, unbelievable, probably the biggest name in boxing since Floyd Mayweather retired.”
But in typical Froch fashion, he then went on to detail how we would have got the better of the 32 year-old.
“I think I would have been too big and too strong for Canelo Alvarez. I’m not just saying that, I’ve met him, he’s only probably 5’8″ I’m 6 foot, I’ve got a long reach and I’m quite a big puncher.
I’m a natural super-middleweight, I know he’s been up at light-heavyweight and he’s come back down. I don’t think he would give me too many problems. I just think it would have been a job similar to what I did with Arthur Abraham.
I think I would have out-boxed him, kept him at range, took him on at times, similar to what Bivol did to him, it would have been a similar job.
I think down the stretch rounds 10, 11, 12, I would have really stuck it on him. I think the fight would have gone the distance I don’t think I would have stopped him.”
Whilst Froch is happily retired and finds himself now in the boxing Hall of Fame, Canelo continues to carve out his legacy.
Following a win in Mexico over John Ryder, he has made it clear he wants a rematch with Dmtry Bivol next on the same terms as last time – light-heavyweight for Bivol’s WBA belt – but the Russian only seems keen on running it back at 168lbs.
If that fight can’t be made then Canelo will feel the pressure from fans to defend his super middleweight belts against ‘The Mexican Monster’, David Benavidez.