Queensberry Promoter, Frank Warren, has hit back at Carl Froch’s comments after the former WBC super-middleweight champion slammed Tyson Fury’s upcoming showdown with UFC phenomenon, Francis Ngannou.
Fury was expected to face Oleksandr Usyk this year to decide the sport’s first undisputed heavyweight king since Lennox Lewis in 2000 and the historic first of the four-belt era.
However, much to the disappointment of fans, the clash failed to materialise and ‘The Gypsy King’ opted to instead fight Ngannou.
‘The Cobra’ branded next month’s main event, touted as the ‘Battle of the Baddest’ as a complete mismatch, where the Cameroonian debutant will be unable to land a punch on the lineal heavyweight champion.
In an interview with Boxing Social, Warren called hypocrisy on Froch’s words, recalling the now 46-year-old, three-time world champion’s vocal call-outs for a fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer, Jake Paul.
“Carl Froch, I don’t understand it [the criticism]. He keeps calling out Jake Paul!”
Warren then advised Froch not to tune in – as well as any fans who have criticised the contest.
“Don’t watch it [if you don’t like it]. See that button, you either press it or you don’t buy the fight. If you don’t want to watch it, don’t buy it.
That’s it, it’s your choice, that’s what it’s all about. Pay-per-view boxing is the most honest form of a fighters’ worth, because at the end of the day the public will either watch it or they won’t, that determines what the fighters’ worth is.”
Froch has said that he will be tuning in for the spectacle, but sees the fight nothing more than a money play – something he has said directly to Fury.
Fury will take on Ngannou at the end of next month, headlining the pay-per-view card on October 28 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The event is likely to draw huge numbers, with boxing and MMA fans expected to tune in. Those in the UK will be able to purchase and watch the show live on TNT Sports Box Office.