Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch has been as forthcoming with his opinions as he was with his fists of late.
Speaking to TalkSport, ‘The Cobra’ has offered strong views on the state of the heavyweight division, most recently about Tyson Fury’s chances against Oleksandr Usyk.
Recently inducted Hall of Fame fighter, Froch ultimately believes, like many, that Fury’s size will present an insurmountable challenge for Usyk, but also reckons that if the Brit simply turns up after a long layoff, he might have a problem – not just against Usyk but any ‘average’ fighter.
“Fury will have to be fit for 12 rounds because if Usyk decides to stay out of range and box and not engage, just jab his stomach and jab his arms and jab his chest, then take what he can when he’s in range – that could be a 12-round disaster for Tyson Fury.
I think Fury would be too big for Usyk, but it’s gotta be an on-point Fury, it’s gotta be a Fury that’s 100 percent on his game and fit for 12 rounds. If he gets too out of shape and he’s out of the ring for too long, it gets past the point of no return and all of a sudden he’s gonna find himself in a hard fight against somebody who’s bang average.”
Current Lineal and WBC Heavyweight Fury has been promising big things are coming on Instagram this week, but as of yet, no one has emerged as a clear next contender.
It has now been almost seven months since Fury last fought, so he will need to secure an opponent soon if he is to keep ring rust at bay.