Former Super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch is not shy in making his opinions clear on the current boxing scene – and this time he’s taken aim at fellow Brit, Tyson Fury.
Fury is coming off a less than spectacular performance against former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou. Not many gave the MMA star much hope going into the contest, but he shocked the world when he knocked the WBC Champion to the canvas in the third round.
Ngannou had success throughout the fight and only lost out on a close split decision, with many pundits believing ‘The Predator’ to be hard done by, including Eddie Hearn, who called it a ‘robbery’.
Fury was expected to have an easy night’s work and go straight into the undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk on December 23, but ‘The Gypsy King’ was left bruised and clearly not in any shape for such a quick turnaround. According to his promoter, Frank Warren, the clash for all four belts is now most likely to happen in February.
Speaking on his Froch on Fighting YouTube channel, when asked if former two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, could get his titles back, ‘The Cobra’ made it clear he thinks we’ve seen the best of Fury.
“I think it’s a tough fight for him against Tyson Fury I really do, confidence-wise and stylistically.
But Fury, I think, is past his best and on the slide, especially after that Ngannou fight.”
Although Fury-Usyk is no longer taking place in Saudi Arabia before the end of the year, there is now talk of Joshua and Deontay Wilder both appearing on a card on that date, just not against each other.