It seems that news of a recent hall of fame induction has given Carl Froch the inspiration to get back into the boxing gym.
The multiple super-middleweight champion hung up the gloves in 2014 after a professional campaign consisting of 33 wins and just two losses – one of which he avenged.
Froch was oftentimes considered the best active British fighter on the scene, so there’s no wonder then that he was recently announced as one of the latest batch to make it into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Despite his legacy being officially assigned to the history books, Froch looked fresh in a recent video shared by Matchroom Boxing.
Whilst he said that a clip of him on the heavy bag was ‘just ticking over’, fans flooded the comments with encouragement and calls for ‘The Cobra’ to return.
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) January 7, 2023
‘The Cobra’s sheer power and grit were well known in the super middleweight ranks, and the two attributes that often got him his victories.
He stunned 24 opponents with stoppages, including a knockout of the year against domestic rival, George Groves, in front of 80,000 fans in Wembley Stadium.
That was to be the final fight of an impressive career as both an amateur and a pro, and the Nottingham man has now moved into the far less dangerous space of punditry.
Should he consider a return, it would likely be in an exhibition capacity, although he has mentioned Jake Paul in the past, stating that he would come out of retirement to ‘school’ the controversial young YouTuber turned fighter.
“He’s bigger than me, he’s 14 stone, he’s younger than me, he’s fresher, he thinks he can fight. I wouldn’t even train for this guy; I’d do a little bit of training.
I might do the odd little run to get the heart beating, but I’d take Jake Paul to school and hammer him. He knows it, he wouldn’t fight me. No chance.”