Carl Froch has floated the idea of an exhibition against domestic rival, Joe Calzaghe.
Two of the best super middleweights the UK has produced, the pro careers of Froch and Calzaghe overlapped rather than ran parallel.
The Welshman has already been boxing for nine years when Froch made his debut in 2002, and had held the WBO world title for five years.
Calzaghe later added the IBF to his collection before winning the WBA and WBC against Mikkel Kessler – a man Froch would later lose to via unanimous decision. Following that win, ‘The Pride of Wales’ moved up to light heavyweight to finish his career with wins against Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr.
When he retired in 2008, Froch was just getting started. He won the WBC strap that year, and would go onto regain it as well as have a successful run with the WBA and IBF titles.
Despite sharing the same belts at different stages in their careers, a fight between the pair has been firmly resigned to the fantasy column for British fans.
Having said that, Froch said on his YouTube channel that he’d always be up for an exhibition.
“We haven’t got any history really. We should’ve boxed, we didn’t. He vacated the WBC title and I went on to win it against Pascal. I went onto have a fantastic career and Joe Calzaghe had a fantastic career also.”
“There’s no beef. I think the beef has been laid to rest. But if Calzaghe does want an exhibition, you know I’m always up for a little rumble.”
An interesting prospect, and one fans would likely fork out for should it be done right.