Jake Paul has responded to Carl Froch’s threat to ‘put him into orbit’ and knock the ‘stupid barnet’ off his head.
The recently-announced hall-of-famer, Froch, has been open about his dislike for Paul, especially when the American dares call himself a professional boxer.
The controversial YouTuber who has taken up home in the sport caught wind of the comments and goaded Froch’s finances before offering him a two-fight deal – one with his latest opponent, Anderson Silva, and the next with him.
Froch responded with a two minute video berating Paul, branding him a ‘performing clown’ and saying he had no right to mention his name alongside that of a four-weight world champion.
Paul told Boxing Social that he felt the British boxing legend was ‘desperate for money’ when asked if the fight could happen in the future.
“Yeah, maybe. He seems pretty desperate for money, like basically begging for the fight. I want him to fight Anderson Silva, to see if he can get through, and if he can do that then I’ll fight him for sure.”
‘The Cobra’ hung up the gloves in 2014 with 33 wins from 35 fights, including a last hurrah that saw him knockout domestic rival, George Groves, at Wembley Stadium.
He already declined that idea of facing Silva – who may even be unaware of this back and forth using his name – before facing Paul, so that is likely one of many sticking points preventing this strange match-up being made.
Still, fans can enjoy the beef while it lasts, and never say never given the way boxing is in its current form.
Paul faces another Brit in Tommy Fury this weekend, who, for the record, believes Froch would ‘kill’ the American in the ring.