Carl Froch has fired back at Frank Warren following the Queensberry boss’ claim that Froch ducked a fight with long time rival Joe Calzaghe.
Regarded as two of the finest ever fighters Britain has ever produced, a clash between Froch and legendary Welshman Calzaghe was heavily touted in the 2000s, however the pair never ended up sharing a ring
Warren did an interview recently, where he claimed that, in his younger years, ‘The Cobra’ didn’t want anything to do with Calzaghe – which may have just been ever so slightly motivated by some of Froch’s criticism of Tyson Fury’s antics.
Clearly feeling that he had to put the record straight, Froch wasn’t impressed by Warren accusations, which he described as “slander” to TalkSport.
“That’s slander on my name. I’m a guy who’s got a reputation for fighting anyone, anybody in the division. I’ve fought the best of the best. I fought for Joe Calzaghe’s title, after he waited until the final hour to vacate.”
“For Frank Warren to sit with a straight face and say that is pure nonsense, absolute rubbish. I’m surprised someone of his stature who’s been promoting in boxing for so many years would come out with pure lies.”
“That just didn’t happen.”
Froch was indeed mandatory challenger for Calzaghe’s WBC super middleweight world title back in 2008, however the Welshman elected to move up to light heavyweight for a more lucrative pay day against American star Bernard Hopkins.
Widely regarded as one of the great fights that got away, Froch vs Calzaghe is a match up still heavily debated by British boxing fans on a regular basis.
Froch has called for an exhibition bout against “The Pride of Wales” in recent years but, perhaps thankfully, this looks unlikely to ever happen.