Never a man to mince his words or to be afraid of some needle, Carl Froch has taken a pop at a former opponent of his this week.
In a career that recently saw him inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Froch defeated every opponent he ever faced, apart from one.
That man was fellow hall of famer Andre Ward, who outpointed Froch in the final of the Super Six tournament for the WBA, WBC and Ring magazine titles at super middleweight.
And, despite that result, ‘The Cobra’ said Ward actually shocked him by “how bad he was” in a recent feature with OLBG.
“Andre Ward hugged me 97 times over 12 rounds. That is 8.1 hugs per round. That wasn’t the most talked about fight leading up to it.”
“He was a massive spoiler. He made a massive career of holding and spoiling. He shocked me with how bad he was.”
Clearly all water under the bridge and Froch doesn’t harbour any ill feeling towards ‘S.O.G.’, then.
It will soon be ten years since he stepped in the ring, with his last fight bringing about his career highlight when he stopped George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium – though he doesn’t like to mention it.
Now 45, Froch has not ruled out one last dance under the lights, and has kept the door open to fights with the likes of Joe Calzaghe, Conor McGregor, Darren Till and even Jake Paul.
Judging by his comments, the Brit would have no problem running it back with Ward, who know plies his trade as an analyst on ESPN.