Carl Froch believes an Anthony Joshua versus Dillian Whyte rematch is a ‘great fight’ to make for both men – so much so that he’s struggling to pick a winner.
The two domestic rivals fought in 2015 for the British title, and look set to run it back eight years on.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Froch said that a second bout is a great match-up for both, and reflected on the pairs’ first professional meeting – particularly Joshua’s fight back after being hurt by Whyte.
“I can remember working for Sky that night and everyone in the studio was all shocked that AJ’s legs are wobbled … AJ then finished off Dillian Whyte. He gave him a good couple of shots, good combination. He’s a great finisher AJ, or used to be a great finisher.”
That seventh round stoppage saw Joshua on the path to unifying three of the four major belts in the division. Whyte took a step back before mounting his own lengthy championship challenge – one that fell short last year via a Tyson Fury uppercut.
Froch believes there’s a lot at stake in a rematch.
“For Dillian Whyte it’s a great fight to get him back in mix, but for AJ people are gonna think this is a rebuilding fight. It’s a fight that AJ needs to win and he needs to look good winning.”
The former super-middleweight world champion said that the fight, for him, was currently too well-matched for a prediction. Despite early bookmakers odds having Whyte as a 2/1 underdog, Froch believes it should be split down the middle.
“I think it’s probably, at this stage, a 50/50 fight and a pick ’em winner.”