The boxing world has started to move at a speed never really seen before but not everyone is enamoured by the injection of Saudi Arabian money into the sport.
Carl Froch is one of those people who has spoken out about some of the contests being made. He claims they are nothing more than ‘cash grabs’ and that ‘Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn would do anything for money.’
His comments relate to some of the less traditional contests that are being made such as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua both facing UFC star turned boxing newcomer Francis Ngannou – the latter of which is a contest that Lennox Lewis has also called ‘a spectacle.’
Speaking to Boxing Social, Warren has now been asked for his own opinion on former world champion Froch’s views.
“Oh is this the man that wanted to fight Conor McGregor? For Money? Or cause he was his mate? For money, yeah. So we will make fights the fans want to see, for money? Yeah I suppose he’s rich about that, that’s the business we’re in, it’s called professional boxing.”
He then had one final world for Froch.
There don’t seem to be too many fans complaining about the Saudi boxing revolution. It has already given great nights like the historic Day of Reckoning Card on December 23 last year, and without much delay, there are already huge nights coming thick and fast in 2024,.
Those include Joshua versus Ngannou on March 8, but first the undisputed heavyweight contest the world has long been waiting for on February 17.