Former world super-middleweight champion, Carl Froch, has had his say on Jake Paul’s boxing career and given insight as to what he thinks would happen if the two were to ever meet in the ring.
On William Hill’s STRIPPED Podcast, Froch spoke about Paul’s boxing ability and how much effort it would take to beat him. In fact, ‘The Cobra’ reckons he could take both Paul brothers in one night.
“Jake Paul can’t fight. He’s pretending, he’s conning people. He’s got his audience, I don’t begrudge him – he’s making money and doing what he’s doing. But he’s not a professional boxer.
He knows not to come anywhere near me. He knows. 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.
I’d fight him and his brother [Logan] on the same night and they could take it in turns. I’d take them both on.”
The former unified champion at 168 pounds made the comments ahead of Jake Paul’s upcoming fight this weekend with UFC Hall-of-famer Anderson Silva in Phoenix, Arizona. ‘The Problem Child’ was originally scheduled to fight Tommy Fury in August but that bout fell through for the second time inside a year.
The announcement of Silva as Paul’s next opponent has been met with mixed reactions, with some fans still not buying into it because he still hasn’t faced a professional boxer and others more accepting due to Silva’s striking capabilities and accomplishments inside the octagon.
Whilst ‘The Cobra’ doesn’t rate his skills, he did finish by giving Jake Paul at least some credit.
“He’s not stupid, Jake Paul, he’s a clever guy, switched on. He’s picking his opponents nicely. He don’t need this smoke”
The fight against Silva was thrown into jeopardy on Thursday when the Arizona Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Commission called an emergency meeting following comments made by Silva stating he had been knocked out twice in sparring preparing for the fight. Silva later corrected himself, saying he misspoke and the commission later cleared the fight to go ahead on Saturday night.