Despite neither of them being active boxers, Carl Froch and John Fury remain two of the most vocal and prominent men in the sport.
The latest war of words is a result of former super-middleweight champion Froch expressing some doubts over just how good John’s son Tyson really is after Joseph Parker ably dispatched Deontay Wilder back in December.
Wilder had been the best name after Wladimir Klitschko on Fury’s resume, but his lacklustre showing abasing Parker has people wondering just how good he ever was.
After also citing Fury’s win over Klitschko in 2015 as “a bit of a stinker,” Froch asked “is Tyson Fury actually what we thought he was or has he been flattered by the lack of opposition?”
John Fury came back all guns blazing via Boxing Social to say “that just tells me what kind of a man Carl Froch is. A friggin’ sh**house. He knows better than that but they’ve got to discredit Tyson to make themselves look better.”
Froch has now taken to his own channel, Froch on Fighting, to respond once more.
“He’s called me ‘a friggin’ sh**house.’ To me that means someone is a bottle job, scared to fight anybody. Have a look at my CV. I’ll fight anybody. I fear nobody, ‘I fear no man born from his mother’, to quote your son. Tyson Fury.”
Then he moved on to defend himself against the next accusation.
“He’s called me a has-been. What’s all this business? That comes from somebody who has never been. Does that mean every previous world champion, Hall of Famer, Sugar Ray Leonard, Muhammad Ali, are they all has beens? It’s ridiculous, it comes from a jealous place. I’ve never been jealous. I’m happy for boxers who paid good money for doing what I think is the hardest job in the world. There’s no jealousy, and I’ve never been a has been. Once a champion always a champion.”
“If I’m asked a question about your son, I will give an honest answer … Get over it, Big John. You’re on about kicking me up the arse when you see me. You won’t be kicking anybody. You won’t come near me. You’ll probably come and shake my hand, and I hope you do.”
Finally, he addressed his and Fury’s CVs.
“I don’t have to discredit Tyson to make my CV look better. Tyson has four wins over world champions. I’ve got 11 wins over world champions. I’m in the Hall of Fame for a reason.“
Froch ended by saying he hoped he and Fury could meet up and bury the hatchet, pointing out that he would like to see his son beat Oleksandr Usyk and become undisputed heavyweight champion.