Carl Froch revealed he was on the receiving end of some stick from Tyson Fury last year when ‘The Gypsy King’ teased him about beating his stadium numbers.
Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley was attended by around 94,000 fans, smashing Froch’s prize figure of 80,000 in his rematch against George Groves in 2014.
Froch was on the 5 Live Boxing podcast when Steve Bunce recalled what the WBC heavyweight champion shouted over to the former super middleweight champion.
“Eh Carl – did I ever tell you about that night I sold 90,000 at Wembley?”
‘The Cobra’ in response joked that the jibe from Fury was “out of order.”
Two time world champion Froch has never been shy in the past about bringing up the record, once famously slipping it into a conversation with Floyd Mayweather in a hilarious clip that later went viral.
Fury may get the chance to break his own record in the not too distant future. Promoter Frank Warren did not rule out a return to Wembley Arena for an undisputed fight between the 6’9 behemoth and Oleksandr Usyk, although conceded the Middle East would be the most likely host.
Talks between the two camps are reportedly progressing well, with a date in early March believed to be targeted to the legacy defining clash.
If finalised, Fury vs Usyk would be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999, when Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield at the Thomas & Mack Centre in Las Vegas.