Carl Froch is proving as aggressive with his views out of the ring as he was with his punches in it, most recently calling Eddie Hearn’s opinion on Anthony Joshua’s current fighting style ‘bull s**t.’
This comes in the wake of Joshua’s seventh-round knockout win over late replacement and fringe-level heavyweight, Robert Helenius, at the O2 in London.
After the fight, Joshua’s promoter Hearn said to Boxing Social:
“I think if he can be a little bit more aggressive with the style that he’s adopted, with the way he’s improved his feet, his movement, his defence, his distance – I think he’s gonna be, it’s difficult to say unbeatable, but I think he beats everyone. I’m so confident he beats Deontay Wilder.”
Froch, who has had plenty of criticism of Joshua of late, strongly disagreed when speaking on his own Froch on Fighting channel.
“What a load of bullsh**t from Eddie Hearn. Did he say that? I’m going to have to look at that quote.
Listen, Eddie Hearn has a job to do, he’s got to promote his fighters, he’s got to back his fighters, he’s got to believe in them he’s also got to impress DAZN.”
Froch then doubled down on his opinion.
“There’s no way you can look at that performance against Helenius and say he’s improved his distance, his footwork, his timing.
[Hearn is] building his man up, fair play to him, but that performance was not good enough to go anywhere near Deontay Wilder in his next fight unless he’s happy to get slaughtered for the money.”
Whatever the result between Joshua and Deontay Wilder, it is a fight the boxing world wants to see. Talks continue to make it happen in early 2024.