After an action-packed 2023, former super middleweight champion Carl Froch has outlined the top five fights he would love to see in 2024.
Last year we saw huge upsets, crossover fights between lineal champions and debutants, more than one undisputed title clash and plenty of action out in Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on his own podcast about what he hopes to see this year, Froch began his wish-list with his fifth choice.
“Josh Taylor versus Jack Catterall. The first fight was very controversial, everyone watching thought Catterall did enough to become unified world champion but unfortunately for him the judges saw it a different way.”
His second pick was a controversial one.
“Chris Eubank Jr versus Conor Benn. This one needs to be in the UK this year. It would be a shame if it went to Saudi because of the family history.”
Froch then went with his fellow Nottingham man.
“Leigh Wood fighting at the City Ground. Wood was getting beat by Josh Warrington, but he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, as we do from Nottingham.
“He showed a lot of toughness and got the knockdown win but I want to see it at the City Ground.”
Next up was a trilogy.
“Katie Taylor versus Chantelle Cameron. It’s one apiece. That would be a massive night for women’s boxing. I think Cameron would have to be the slight favourite.
“She’s a very capable boxer, fast hands, good skills and I think Taylor is just past her best after lots of wars.”
Top of his list was a huge heavyweight clash.
“Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury. I think Usyk’s going to beat Fury in a close fight and I think Joshua will come through against Ngannou. But if Fury comes though, AJ versus Fury to get it on later this year is my numero uno.”
There are indeed plenty of fights many fans would over to see on this list.