22 March 2020 02:37
Carl Froch's last fight came when he famously knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in 2014. A potential Julio Cesar Chavez Jr bout in Las Vegas fell through for 2015 and then talk turned to a possible clash with middleweight beast Gennady Golovkin. When asked how he'd have fared in the fantasy match-up, Froch said on his Froch on Fighting Podcast: "This is only gonna take five seconds – too big and too strong. "He's not gonna be hitting me with 100 big stinking right hands clean on the chin because I'm gonna move out the way of most of them or block most of them. He is big and strong, quite a stocky guy, he can punch hard, knocked most people out.
"He was a 'monster puncher', but I think I got hit once or twice the whole fight. "And the tactics would be the same for Golovkin because I've got height and reach on him and I can box. "People think I'm just a warmonger and I like to stand there and take shots to land shots, but I won two ABA titles, I won a medal in the World Championships, so I have got boxing ability. Getty - Contributor 7 Froch comprehensively beat Abraham in 2010 "I just feel like he's too small, not tough enough- Alright he can punch hard, but Martin Murray took him eleven rounds. "So a fight with Golovkin – and I'm not just being big-headed or overselling myself – I always thought, and Rob McCracken always said, 'You're too much for Golovkin.' "He's not a super-middleweight, he's not big enough." Froch then went on to explain why the fight didn't happen: "We were in talks with his manager.
"That don't sound like much weight, 2lbs below the 12 stone [super-middleweight] limit. LATEST BOXING NEWS NOT FUNNY Billy Joe Saunders apologises for laughing over coronavirus airline call scrapped All events cancelled or suspended due to coronavirus, including PL, rugby, golf ANSWER Usyk gives brilliant reply when asked who he'd prefer to fight - Joshua or Fury DEBATE Watch when pro boxer caused uproar with 'brutal and criminal' KO of young amateur listen Boxing Fight Night live: talkSPORT special with Dillian Whyte, Frank Warren and more 'facts' Remembering Deontay Wilder's astonishing rant about Mike Tyson's boxing record IDEA Eddie Hearn had plan to keep boxing going 'every night' during coronavirus pandemic power 'Razor' Ruddock's punches were 'like a f****** mule kick' and terrified Mike Tyson ONLINE Watch as Anthony Joshua reacts to No Context Hearn and laughs at promoter's antics WANT SOME? "Don't forget I was out the ring, this was after I'd been retired a year, then the talks started to get a bit serious. "At the time when we were talking, I was 13 stone 4lbs, a lifetime heaviest, so I've got to get myself down to 12 stone which would've been hard. "And they were trying to drag me down even further and that's why the fight didn't happen." Making a final prediction, Froch said: "In my opinion I'd beat him up because I'm too big and too strong for him. "There will be a lot of people listening to this saying, 'No, no, no, load of b*****ks, Golovkin would beat you. "What I'd say to that is I've never been stopped, I've only ever been put down twice in my career and I got up to win both times. Getty 7 Froch knocked out Groves in their rematch "A little bit like the Lucian Bute fight, back him up to the ropes, back him up, smash him to bits, you know how I roll. "What a great fight that would've been, and I'm man enough to admit I could've come unstuck. "I never think I'd be knocked out because I've been hit with some big, big shots in my career and I've felt them, but they never bothered me that much. A likely Julio Cesar Chavez Jr bout in Las Vegas fell by way of for 2015 and then discuss turned to a feasible clash with middleweight beast Gennady Golovkin. When asked how he'd have fared in the fantasy match-up, Froch claimed on his Froch on Fighting Podcast: "This is only gonna choose 5 seconds – as well massive and as well powerful. GGG is nevertheless the IBF middleweight entire world winner right now He is big and powerful, quite a stocky man, he can punch difficult, knocked most people out. "People feel I'm just a warmonger and I like to stand there and choose shots to land photographs, but I won two ABA titles, I gained a medal in the Entire world Championships, so I have acquired boxing means. "I just truly feel like he's far too tiny, not tricky more than enough- Alright he can punch challenging, but Martin Murray took him eleven rounds. Froch then went on to make clear why the fight did not come about: "We have been in talks with his supervisor. "That don't audio like considerably weight, 2lbs down below the 12 stone [super-middleweight] restrict. Generating a closing prediction, Froch reported: "In my feeling I'd defeat him up since I'm too major and much too robust for him. Froch knocked out Groves in their rematch "I never feel I'd be knocked out mainly because I've been hit with some large, big shots in my vocation and I've felt them, but they by no means bothered me that a lot.