Carl Froch has cast his eye back over the last 12 months and picked out his fight of the year.
There have been plenty of marquee events this year from Las Vegas to Saudi Arabia, including huge upsets, unifications and debutants almost overcoming lineal champions.
Froch remains a prominent voice in boxing having established his own YouTube channel where he is as bold and forthcoming with his views as he was with his punches during a decorated career that saw him become a super middleweight champion on more than one occasion.
He is also a regular on talkSPORT Boxing where he has now been discussing his fight of the year, but began by talking himself out of his first choice on the grounds it wasn’t as close as it was expected to be.
“So many good ones. You’ve got to have Errol Spence and Terrence Crawford in there. Everyone expected it to be a close fight but it didn’t seem that competitive and the fight of the year has to be competitive.
“Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron, that was a competitive close fight. Devin Haney versus Vasily Lomachenko, a lot of people thought Lomachenko won that so there is a bit of negativity around it. Anthony Yarde versus Artur Beterbiev. Yarde was in the fight but then he got Beterbiev-ed. That was a good fight.”
Finally, he made his choice for the best of the lot.
“Between them three, it’s what you like. Maybe Katie Taylor versus Chantelle Cameron because that was a good close fight and could have gone either way and we’re going to get the trilogy.”
Katie Taylor avenged her sole career loss against Cameron by beating her over the distance in the rematch. The trilogy – set for Dublin again – is expected next.