Former two-division world champion, Joe Calzaghe, has revealed that he is open to an exhibition showdown against long-time rival, Carl Froch, providing that the right amount of money is offered for the bout.
Back in 2008 the undefeated duo seemed destined to meet one another in what was one of the countries’ greatest ever rivalries, with the up-and-coming Froch aiming to take down the experienced and possibly declining Welshman.
Froch was installed as the WBC mandatory challenger, as he prepared to make the step up from domestic level to the world scene but Calzaghe made the decision to vacate his belt and instead move up to light-heavyweight to face the legendary Bernard Hopkins.
Since both men have retired, Froch has continuously called out the ‘Pride of Wales’ for a potential money spinning exhibition fight.
Now, in an interview with Boxing King Media, Calzaghe admitted that he wouldn’t rule out returning to the ring if ‘the money was right’.
“You know what, I’ve come over [to Saudi Arabia] to see what happens. If they put on some exhibition fights over here and pay enough money, then anything is possible.”
News that Calzaghe’s interest has peaked will more than likely prick up the ears of the Nottinghamshire legend, Froch, who has also been accused of avoiding the fight in the past.