Carl Froch has not held back on his analysis of the latest Misfits event, headlined by KSI, Tommy Fury, Logan Paul and Dillon Danis.
The event at a packed-to-the-rafters AO Arena in Manchester was well produced, but failed to deliver at the top of the bill with two massively underwhelming fights that one commentator called ‘unwatchable.’
Speaking on Froch on Fighting, ‘The Cobra’ first addressed the in-ring brawl between the teams of Paul and Danis following the latter’s failed attempt at an MMA takedown after barely throwing a punch.
“That sort of thing wouldn’t happen under the correct sanctioning bodies or under the British Boxing Board of Control. It wouldn’t get to that stage, people would be banned, people would be losing their licenses … it’s bad because if people are looking at this as professional boxing they’re gonna think ‘what’s going off? It’s like a free for all, it’s like the wild west.'”
Next up was the main event, where wildly popular content creator, KSI, took on 9-0 fighter, Tommy Fury. The six-round contest was dominated by clinching and extremely sloppy work. Froch said it was the worst ‘fight’ he had ever seen.
“It gets even worse … The fight itself was absolutely f***ing diabolical. It was so bad. It was crap. Probably the worst fight I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t competitive. Neither of them wanted to throw a punch for fear of getting hit back. I suppose KSI tried a little bit, but I don’t know what he was doing. He was bouncing on the floor – star jumps in the middle fo the ring.”
“It wasn’t boxing … KSI probably landed one or two punches though the whole six poxy rounds. It’s that all these guys can do? … The referee was appalling as well.”
“Everybody agrees how s**t it was. And then they’ve got the audacity at the end of it to have an argument to say ‘You’ve got a mark on your face, I hit you more than you hit me’ – you’ve just had eighteen minutes of hugging each other now you want to have a f***ing argument about who’s won. I don’t think anybody should’ve won.”
“I think this needs to be the end of Misfits Boxing.”
The former super-middleweight champion turned Hall of Famer said Fury wasn’t ‘anywhere near British level’, and advised him to leave the crossover scene behind if he had any real hopes of a traditional boxing career with any success.
Responding to the videos, fans were in resounding agreement with Froch, but there’s little chance of the promotion shutting up shop. It’s expected over the next week that the pay-per-view numbers will be announced as breaking the UK record.