Former Super Middleweight champion, Carl Froch, says he would make a return to the ring to face Jake Paul as he “wouldn’t consider that to be a fight”.
‘The Cobra’ retired in 2014 after he famously defeated George Groves for a second time in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium after their first encounter had ended in a controversial stoppage.
Even though he’s been out of action for 8 years, Froch said he would ‘absolutely’ take a fight against the YouTuber if he was called out. Speaking to the Daily Star, the 45-year-old said:
“I would yeah, because I wouldn’t consider that to be a fight.”
“I know he’s doing what he is doing, and he is improving, and he has people that want to watch him box, which is great, fair play to him.”
“But somebody like that, how do I put it, if I tried to play football against the top clubs, it’s going to be pointless me being on the bench, or me playing tennis against the top players.”
“Jake Paul, is playing at being a professional boxer, but he isn’t. He can’t really fight, he knows how to stand up straight and he knows how to swing a punch, but he’s not a professional boxer.”
“So to answer your question, if Jake Paul called me out, then absolutely. I wouldn’t even train for it, I’d take him on, I’d beat him up, and I’d get a good pay day because it’s Jake Paul, then I would go home happy.”
The YouTube star is back in action on August 6 in a Showtime pay-per-view event which also sees Amanda Serrano defend her WBC and WBO featherweight titles against mandatory challenger Brenda Carabajal.
Paul was meant to be facing Tommy Fury, Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury’s younger brother, but after much back and forth the fight was officially cancelled. Things started to fall apart when the ex-Reality TV star was refused entry into the US when trying to board a plane for the first press conference.
It was subsequently confirmed that Paul would face Hasim Rahman Jr at Madison Square Garden.