George Groves has given his assessment on how a match up between Carl Froch and Joe Calzaghe would have played out.
A super middleweight clash between Froch and Calzaghe is one of the most talked about fights that never materialised, as the pair are regarded as two of Britain’s finest ever fighters.
Speaking to Genting Casinos, Groves admitted he would have backed a prime Calzaghe to get the better of his old adversary if they had met in the ring.
“The popular opinion is always that Calzaghe wins, but Froch is hard to beat.”
“I think Joe would have beat him on the hand speed and just not getting caught. He was a super fit Welshman with lightning fast hands who could cut out at really good angles.”
“I don’t think Froch would have caught up with him and caught him. I think Joe would have beaten Froch.”
Talk about Froch vs Calzaghe has emerged once again in recent weeks after promoter Frank Warren accused Froch of ducking the Welshman.
‘The Cobra,’ known for his gritty determination and willingness to fight anyone, unsurprisingly refuted the Queensberry boss’ allegations
Froch was the mandatory challenger for Calzaghe’s WBC super middleweight belt back in 2008, however the latter elected to move up to light heavyweight for a more lucrative pay day against American star Bernard Hopkins.
Though both men are long retired from boxing, Froch vs Calzaghe is a match up still heavily debated by British fight fans on a regular basis.
Froch has called for an exhibition bout against “The Pride of Wales” in recent years but, perhaps thankfully, this looks unlikely to ever happen. He also admits that it would quickly descend into a real fight.