Queensberry Promoter, Frank Warren, has defended Tyson Fury in the face of criticism from former super-middleweight champion, Carl Froch, who claimed that the British heavyweight won’t belong in the Hall of Fame with his current résumé.
Froch, who was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, slandered Tyson Fury’s record, for only defeating two heavyweight champions throughout his career.
‘The Cobra’ – who was labelled as an ‘average fighter’ by Fury – boasted that he holds eleven wins over world champions, whilst heavyweight legend, Lennox Lewis, holds fourteen, meaning Fury is not up to the calibre to be inducted himself.
In an interview with Boxing Social, Warren gunned for Froch, claiming that Fury did what Froch couldn’t do – beat the best fighter of his generation in his respective division.
“He’s beaten the best fighter of his generation in [Wladimir] Klitschko, something that Carl [Froch] couldn’t do when he was fighting, Andre Ward done a job on him. Tyson did what he couldn’t do, and then beat the biggest punching heavyweight three times, because he got robbed in the first fight.”
“At the end of the day, Carl Froch, who cares? I know that if they were walking down the street, Tyson Fury and Carl Froch, and people wanted autographs, I know where the queue would be.”
Whilst most boxers aim to create legacy inside of the sport, Fury is seeking to extend his outside of it, revealing his new goal of topping the Forbes list as the highest paid athlete in the world.
His fight with Francis Ngannou next month will go a long way towards achieving that goal.