As far as fight call outs go, Carl Froch’s recent message to Jake Paul might just have everything.
The former world champion who’s now more likely to be found in the commentary box than the ring was targeted by the American upstart this week.
Paul heard Froch’s low opinion of him and told him to fight his most recent opponent – Anderson Silva – before stepping in the ring with him. The YouTuber-turned-fighter also said the Brit was ‘mad’ because he hadn’t made as much money.
‘The Cobra’ has now responded to the offer, firstly addressing his status in the sport with his old Wembley catchphrase before questioning Paul’s record.
“Jake Paul has called me out on his social media, apparently he wants to fight me. Listen, just in case you didn’t know, my last fight was at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 fans.”
“I won’t be fighting the mixed-martial arts legend, Anderson Silva, on your undercard. I’ve got too much respect for him. And your punch when you boxed him – did that even land? Very dubious.”
He then went on to say that he would consider coming out of retirement for Paul should he first beat Tommy Fury on February 26 – something the hall-of-famer doesn’t believe will happen.
“Anyway, you’ve got a job to do against Tommy Fury. If by some miracle you manage to beat Tommy Fury, then I’ll listen to you, have a little chat with you, see what garbage comes out your month … but until then, don’t talk about me in the same league as you.”
“I’m a four-time world champion. Two WBC titles here. You’ll never, ever have one of them. You’re not good enough. You’re not a professional fighter. You’re a performing clown. So keep my name out of your mouth until you’ve done something in the game.”
Froch ended his message with a threat.
“I think this [Sunday] your world ends. But if it doesn’t and you are stupid enough to take a fight with me, when this right hand lands on your chin, it will put you into f***ing orbit and knock that stupid barnet of the top of your heard.”
— Carl Froch MBE (@Carl_Froch) February 20, 2023
The former super-middleweight ruler now awaits a response from Paul, who’s not known to back down when it comes to online beef. Whether they ever step in the ring together is another question entirely.