Carl Froch has responded to Simon Jordan’s claims that Joe Calzaghe would have gotten the better of him, had the pair ever fought.
Regarded as two of the greatest British fighters of all time, a fight between Froch and Calzaghe was heavily touted in the 2000s, however the pair never ended up sharing a ring.
In a recent interview with Pro Boxing Fans, Froch was understanding of Jordan’s opinion on the fantasy fight, though joked he would be pulling him on it next time they crossed paths.
“Listen, it’s a fair enough assessment. You’ve got to give him his credit, I’ve always said Calzaghe either beats me on points or I knock him out. He’s really hard to knockout Calzaghe because he’s tough and fit, but I’d back myself to knock him out.”
“If Simon Jordan thinks that Joe Calzaghe beats me on points, that’s a fair enough assessment – I ain’t gonna argue with him. I respect his honest opinion, but when I see him I’ll be having a word with him!”
Froch was 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 Bernard Hopkins rather than face “The Cobra.”
Widely regarded as one of the great British fights that got away, Froch vs Calzaghe is a match up still heavily debated by boxing fans on a regular basis.
Froch has even called for an exhibition bout against “The Pride of Wales” in recent years but, perhaps thankfully, nothing has ever amounted from these.