Carl Froch is well-regarded in the sport for having the grit, aggression, and fighting style of a true throwback champion.
The man from Nottingham has found himself in the Hall of Fame for his efforts, which include four stints as super-middleweight titlist, memorable nights against the likes of Lucian Bute and Mikkel Kessler, all culminated in a stadium fight against bitter rival, George Groves.
‘The Cobra’ has taken to retirement well, slipping into the pundit’s chair rather than constantly fighting the urge to return. In fact, the only names he has been mentioned with and considered in recent times are MMA star Conor McGregor and YouTuber-turned-novice-boxer, Jake Paul.
Speaking to Best Gambling Sites, Froch recently reignited the beef with Paul by criticising his performance in his latest fight against former UFC man, Nate Diaz.
“Jake Paul against Nate Diaz. Oh, my goodness, I’ve seen better white collar fights. Jake Paul called me out and then he got shot down, he didn’t want to take me up on what he said.
He told me to fight Anderson Silva and then he’d fight me. I said I’ll fight you both on the same night and it just went quiet, so Jake Paul is a sh*thouse bottle job. I would put him into f****** orbit, and he’s realised it.
He won’t come anywhere near this old man. He’s got no intentions of fighting anybody who can actually fight. People might say he’s fought Tommy fury. But Fury is a novice pro.”
Froch and Paul were involved in an entertaining back-and-forth before the latter’s bout with Tommy Fury, ending in Froch commentating on the event and being open in how poor that standard was.
The American’s loss that night – a first step up against a true professional boxer – put paid to any ideas of him stepping in the ring with anyone more accomplished in the sport, including Froch, who has been retired for the best part of a decade.
Instead, Paul is expected to rematch Fury if the Brit comes through his crossover contest with KSI this weekend in Manchester.