Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch was always big on fitness and has remained in shape since leaving the sport behind, and it is that fact which he says means he is confident he would beat Tony Bellew should he come back.
Froch was famous for keeping diaries of his training and putting plenty of work in before fights. He never ballooned up between bouts and even years after his final fight with George Groves at Wembley in front of 80, 000 people he admits he is ‘in the gym every day.’
It is that strength and fitness which allowed Froch to keep punching hard right to the end of fights, most famously when he sensationally knocked out Jermain Taylor in the dying seconds of their 12 round contest in 2009 after Froch was behind on the cards.
Now, speaking on his own Froch on Fighting, The Cobra has answered a question from the public about what would happen if he fought Tony Bellew at cruiserweight right now.
“I’d absolutely hammer I think. I’m in shape, I think he’s lost a bit of shape. He’d argue otherwise but no we had some great sparring me and Tony.
“He put me down in sparring, he says it was a right hand, I think it was a left hook, but I can’t remember so it must have been pretty good. I got off the canvas and finished the spar pretty good but right now me and Tony Bellew in a boxing ring I think I’d do him.
“I’m in the gym every day, I hit the bag every day for half an hour. I’d be a good fight wouldn’t it but I think I’d have chinned him.”