Carl Froch has made his predictions ahead of the rumoured heavyweight tournament set for Saudi Arabia at the end of the year.
Simon Jordan broke the news on talkSPORT last week that there are ongoing talks ahead of a sensational tournament between the four top heavyweights, who otherwise seem to struggle to fight one another due to boxing politics. This includes the unified champion, Oleksandr Usyk and the WBC champion, Tyson Fury, as well as former champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
On his YouTube channel, former super-middleweight king, Froch, gave his predictions ahead of what would be a landmark occasion for the sport.
“It sounds like it is going to be happening, it sounds quite promising. It’s all talk at the minute, we don’t know, but if that does happen, straight semi-final with them four heavyweights, that would be brilliant.”
“I think that Tyson Fury is probably too big for Usyk and I also think that Anthony Joshua is going to get hit with a right-hand off Deontay Wilder and it is going to be lights out, but you never know. Anthony Joshua could maybe box and take him to school a little bit, he’s got that amateur pedigree, Olympic champion don’t forget, he might just be able to out-manoeuvre and outbox Wilder. It’s a great fight, but if he gets hit on the chin, we know what is going to happen to AJ.”
“If Wilder wins and Tyson Fury wins, which we expect him to, then that’s going to be their fourth meeting and I actually would like to see Deontay Wilder fight Usyk. I’d like to see what happens to Usyk, if Deontay Wilder lands a punch on his chin.”
Eddie Hearn added credibility to the speculation this week by revealing that the Middle East did have plans to host the two mega fights on the same night and that he was flying out for a meeting next week to discuss it further.