Carl Froch recently named ‘Prince Naseem’ Hamed as his favourite ever British fighter and now he’s been musing on what might happen if the Sheffield man was to match up against current unified super bantamweight world champion, Naoya Inoue.
Inoue was atop many pound-for-pound rankings for just a matter of days in late July following his impressive knockout win over Stephen Fulton.
He dominated the fight from the off before landing the final blow in the eighth round to claim both the WBC and WBO super bantamweight titles.
Days later, Terence Crawford arguably knocked him off the top pound-for-pound spot with his own elite performance again Errol Spance Jr to become the undisputed welterweight champion.
Inoue now hovers at either one or two in the eyes of most fans and pundits.
Speaking to TalkSport Boxing, Froch was asked who would win between his favourite – a prime ‘Prince Nas’ – and the one of the current best – ‘The Monster.’
“It’s one of them innit. When you go prime vs prime you can’t factor in that bomb that Naseem Hamed used to land. That massive uppercut, the power in held in both hands, the explosive power, so yes Nas could have got outboxed but yes he could have absolutely stretchered him.”
Host Spencer Oliver then reckoned that Prince Nas would win. Froch agreed.
“Prince Nas wasn’t just a massive puncher. He was quick as well, speed on that jab, and he’d land that uppercut from all angles. Such a nightmare to box.”