Froch To Fury: “Defend That Belt In The Ring With A Real Fighter!”

Carl Froch Says Tyson Fury is Hurting Boxing!

Carl Froch challenges Tyson Fury's legacy as heavyweight champion
Carl Froch challenges Tyson Fury's legacy as heavyweight champion

Carl Froch Calls On Tyson Fury to Build his Legacy Over Money

Come October 28, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24 KO’s) will face UFC superstar Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia. Naturally there are a great many boxing fans displeased with the impending duel. This is because many hardcore enthusiasts would prefer to see Fury take on unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk to determine an undisputed champion. Clearly, three-time super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (33-2, 24 KO’s) is among the discontented group.

In a recent segment on Froch on Fighting, Froch aired his thoughts on the matter for the world to hear.

“Alright, you’re taking the money, that’s great, but when your career’s over you want your legacy to be intact. The fans are turning against you – it’s sad to see. Deep down I think you know you’re hurting the sport. You’re taking the money instead of being full of pride for the sport. I’ll tell you something as well – You can have as much money as you want, but if you turn up to a hall of fame party next year, you won’t be dining with me and my peers. You won’t belong there with that CV.”


When it comes to the notion of Fury’s physical in-ring ability, there are few who can accurately degrade his skillset. For such a large man, The Gypsy King has excellent movement, fast hands and a solid gas tank, all of which makes him a very capable adversary. Despite being armed with all these glorious accolades, Carl Froch believes that Fury has not done much of substance during his heavyweight tenure.

Going a step further, Froch insists that Fury’s professional accomplishments don’t measure up to his own.

“Your CV does not stack up against mine, it just doesn’t! You’ve got four wins over world champions, Steve Cunningham – an old cruiserweight, Wladimir Klitchkso – you beat him in an absolute stinker . . . and you fought Deontay Wilder three time and beat him twice. So you have four wins over world champions. I’ve got eleven wins over world champions . . . so you need to get a move on, defend that WBC belt and get in that ring with a real fighter – somebody like Usyk or Anthony Joshua.”

It will be interesting to see how the very-verbal Tyson Fury responds to this jab at his credibility. Luckily, 3Kings Boxing will be here to pull your coat to any late breaking news.

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