Carl Froch has once again laid into Anthony Joshua this week over the potential legacy ‘AJ’ will leave in the sport.
Froch came under criticism earlier this month when he said that two time unified world champion Joshua would leave “no real legacy” in the sport.
Never one to be scared of some conflict, ‘The Cobra’ doubled down on the comments whilst appearing on Talksport.
“I’m not afraid to talk the truth. If Anthony Joshua retired tomorrow, what would he be remembered for? He’d be remembered for beating an old Klitschko who’d climbed off the sofa, and for losing to the fat kid from Mexico in Ruiz!”
“So if you look at his legacy now, there’s nothing to shout and scream about.”
“He can’t seem to get any momentum, he’s not brave – he’s almost like the lion out of the Wizard of Oz.”
Joshua’s comeback performance against Jermaine Franklin last month posed some more questions than answers, and it appears he has not fully exorcised the demons of his KO defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2019.
Froch has been quoted in the past as saying he thinks Joshua should even consider retirement, however with a blockbuster fight with Deontay Wilder on the horizon for the end of this year, it is unlikely Joshua will heed that particular advice just yet.
Skills Challenge Entertainment are remarkably looking to stage Joshua vs Wilder on the same card as Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia, in what would be one of the biggest nights in the history of the sport.
It remains unclear whether either man will have a fight in the interim however, with the Middle Eastern investors said not to be particularly keen on that idea.