As Tyson Fury’s fight with Francis Ngannou draws closer, Carl Froch has continued his back and forth with the world heavyweight champion and said his CV ‘doesn’t stack up against mine’ and that he should get in the right with a ‘real fighter.’
The British pair have been niggling at each other for some time with Froch not a particular fan of Fury’s upcoming bout with MMA champion turned boxing novice Ngannou in Riyadh.
In, his latest retort at the press conference for the fight, Fury claimed “I’m making the biggest bags that have ever existed. Who cares what [Froch and Tony Bellew] think, they’re just average little boxers with no personality.”
Speaking on Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ has responded, saying he does have a personality and that he doesn’t like talking about money.
“It’s not classy to talk about money at all. Me and Tony, we’ve done alright, we’ve got out of the sport with our health intact, financially free, physically and mentally in a good place.”
He then addressed the ‘average fighter’ comments and compared CVs.
“I’m an average fighter? Your CV doesn’t stack up against mine, it just doesn’t. You’ve got four wins over world champions, four. Steve Cunningham, an old cruiserweight. Wladimir Klitschko in a real stinker, horrible fight. Deontay Wilder three times, and you beat him twice. I’ve got 11 wins over world champions. Lennox Lewis, what’s he got, 14?
I’ll tell you something, you can have as much money as you want in your wallet, you turn up to the Hall of Fame party next year and you won’t be dining on the top table with me any my peers, because you won’t belong there with that CV.”
Froch then made a heartfelt plea to Fury to make the big fights happen.
“You should be defending your title, fighting other champions. How long have you got in the game? Two, three more fights? It’s a waste to take these crossover fights. You’re killing off the fans, they’re turning against you, it’s sad to see. Deep down I think you know you’re hurting the sport. Get in that ring with a real fighter like Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua.”