Carl Froch isn’t too happy that a retired boxing legend has said he would love to have fought him and knocked him out.
Froch is a proud man with a famous granite chin who only lost to the very best in Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler, which he later avenged. He became super middleweight champion multiple times with the WBA, WBO and IBF throughout his career.
Speaking on his own Froch on Fighting, The Cobra responded firstly with respect.
“First of all, what a guy you are. Strong, tough, hard, proper warrior, you fight to the end. I don’t think there’s any quit in you. Like myself you just keep going.”
He then detailed his own career and explained why he would not be beaten by Benn.
“I’ve only been put down twice, once by Jermaine Taylor, former unified, undisputed champion, and once by George Groves who was quite a big lad who can punch a little bit. But both times I’ve got off my a*se to win the fight.
“Don’t be thinking if you did put me down, which you may well have, that I’d stay down. When I get put down there’s a switch in my head, I get strong, I go powerful, and I don’t stop punching for four rounds.”
He then tore into Benn’s record and used his own as further evidence he would have beaten The Dark Destroyer.
“You got done by Watson, you got done by Eubank, you got smoked twice by Collins, you were only 32. I was 36 nearly 37 jumping in with George Groves, 10 years my junior, and I put him on button moon. I’ve got bags of respect for you but let’s be realistic, I reckon I’ve got your number. “