Ex-middleweight champ Carl Froch voices disgust at Tyson Fury’s continuous fight talk calling for realism

Tyson Fury seems to be very frustrated with the current scenario in the heavyweight division. The Gypsy King was supposed to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed titles in April this year. However, the fight did not materialize as both parties did not come to an agreement. As a result, the British heavyweight champion has not fought since December and it seems he won’t be stepping inside the ring anytime soon.

Consequently, Fury has been calling out every big name for a fight. The WBC heavyweight champion is going on a rant on how Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz are making excuses and ducking him. Just like the British boxer, fans are very annoyed as they want to see Tyson Fury step inside the ring and fight against the best heavyweight boxers.

How many times was Carl Froch a world champion?

Carl Froch is one of the greatest middleweight boxers that the sport has ever seen. The former British professional boxer made his debut in 2002 and competed until 2014 before deciding to hang up his boots. During this period, he fought 35 times and accumulated a stellar record of 33 wins and 2 losses.

Carl Froch celebrating his title win

Not only does The Cobra have a great record but he has also held multiple world titles throughout his career. Carl Froch has become a world champion four times as he held the WBA title twice, unified the WBA regular belt and won the IBF title once. In December 2008, Froch defeated Jean Pascal and became the WBC super middleweight champion.

Thereafter the British boxer lost his WBA title in the tournament final against Andre Ward. Following his loss, the IBF made Carl Froch a mandatory title challenger and he fought Lucian Bute in May 2012. The Cobra completely destroyed Bute and stopped him in the fifth round to earn the IBF belt.

What is Carl Froch’s opinion on Tyson Fury’s continuous fight talk?

Last week Tyson Fury revealed that his team sent a contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight in London in September. Eddie Hearn who is AJ’s promoter confirmed this news in one of the interviews. But Hearn did not mention whether they have accepted Tyson’s fight offer.

Since defeating Dillian Whyte last year, Fury has called out Usyk and AJ on several occasions. However, there are no signs of progress in agreement between the parties and as a result, fans as well as experts are getting frustrated. Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch shared his opinion on Fury’s continuous ranting on social media in a recent video on his channel.

“I’m starting to get a little bit wound up. I’m good friends with him, I’ve got a lot of respect for him, what a great fighter he is, but it’s getting to the point now where I’m getting bored of his nonsense,”

“He’s now sent a contract, although Eddie Hearn has denied it, to Anthony Joshua saying ‘let’s get this fight on’. We can’t just all sing to the Tyson Fury tune of ‘I’ve sent a contract, I want to fight somebody, let’s make it happen’ because it’s not realistic. Let the promoters do their job, let them get together and sort it out.”

One can understand Fury’s frustration of not getting an opponent. But Carl Froch has made a valid point that promoters should be the ones making sure their fighters get to fight the best opponents in the sport. 


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