Carl Froch has revealed he thinks he may have been on the receiving end of some angry messages from Anthony Joshua, though doesn’t know for certain as they were deleted before he had the chance to read them.
‘The Cobra’ was constructively critical of Joshua’s performance in his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2019, where he boxed behind the jab for twelve rounds to avenge the KO loss he suffered to Ruiz earlier that year.
And in a recent interview with Sporting Post, he admits he may have rubbed the former unified world champion up the wrong way.
“So I did an interview after and I just said I wasn’t impressed, I didn’t think it was good enough. And because I was honest, and said that the performance was just a boxing lesson I think that upset him.”
“So that evening I got messages on my phone, but they had been deleted, it said ‘AJ has deleted the messages’. I got four deleted messages and a missed call. I messaged him back and said ‘have you got something to say? Well done last night, what’s happening?’ It wasn’t horrible, AJ’s bigger than me!”
“But I got nothing back, and when I saw him next he said ‘alright trouble, how you doing?’ He was polite, he’s a nice guy and I like him. He has a nice character about him. He obviously had [something] to say, but then he didn’t say it. He obviously didn’t fancy a roll around on the cobbles with the Cobra.”
Despite ongoing criticism from certain quarters, ‘AJ’ looks set to land arguably the biggest fight of his entire career later this year, with talks ongoing for him to face Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia.
It remains unclear as of yet whether or not he will have a stay busy fight over the summer, or jump straight in with ‘The Bronze Bomber.’