Carl Froch invites Joe Calzaghe to exhibition ⋆ Boxing News 24

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By Charles Brun: Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch has called former two-division world champion Joe Calzaghe to a showdown. The 44-year-old Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) believes Calzaghe (46-0, 32 KOs) may be interested in retiring to meet him in a match that would attract great fan interest.

Calzaghe, 49, has not struggled since 2008 and he has gained weight over the years during his retirement.

If Calzaghe takes the fight, he will have to be prepared for Froch to go all out the same way we saw with Vitor Belfort in his showdown with 58-year-old Evander Holyfield.

Calzaghe had to trim a few kilos off in order for the show fight with Froch to happen, because it would be a joke if the show is held in heavyweight.

Froch would always fight Calzaghe when the two were active, but it never came to anything. Calzaghe did his own thing towards the end of his career focusing on money battles against Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr.

Most boxing fans believe Calzaghe would have trained Froch with his technical ability and embarrassed him, as he did against many of his opponents.

Cobra Froch shouts Calzaghe

“What about Joe Calzaghe? How does that sound? “Froch told iFL TV.” Let’s get Joe Calzaghe out of retirement. I know he spoke the other week and said he was crazy about a show.

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“We are wearing big gloves. We’re not trying to ruin each other. It will be a match and some of the fans may get excited.

“So that’s what we’re doing now in trying to put together something that fans might be excited about rather than trying to cheat the public.

“If Joe Calzaghe took an exhibition match with me, it would not be an exhibition, would it? He has fast hands. I get annoyed and try to hit him in the face. Before you know it, it’s going to be an all-out slug party. That could be the appeal, ”Froch said.

British boxing fans would like to see Calzaghe and Froch go despite their advanced age. Fans outside the UK, though, probably wouldn’t be too interested in seeing these two old codgers go on it.

Fans were already put off by the terrible showdown recently between Belfort and Holyfield and Mike Tyson against Roy Jones Jr. It was horrible to watch.

If Froch wanted to do something respectable, he would have retired and tried to line up with Gennadiy Golovkin. It would be fun to watch. If Froch offered GGG enough money, he could give him a fight.

It would be much more appealing to see Froch take on a shark-like Golovkin rather than an overweight 49-year-old Calzaghe. Golovkin is turning 40, so you can not say he would choose Froch because they are almost the same age.

Froch targeted Kessler & Roy Jones Jr.

“I was contacted by a sales promotion company who said we can make this happen. It’s an exhibition, ”Froch said of a possible exhibition between him and Roy Jones Jr.

“I can not get in the ring and do an exhibition, because if I get hit in the nose, I get angry. There will be no sparring sessions for me.

“I talked to Roy Jones and said to him, ‘I can’t pull my punches. I can go to the body a little bit, but if you are prepared to have a heavy spade, let’s stick to 14-oz gloves so we do not do real harm. ‘

“No one has come up with a realistic offer that says we can make the event. It might not be Roy Jones. It could be Mikkel Kessler. We are 1-1 and we may have a rematch. We get a real fight, me and Kessler. We are both proud men, ”said Froch.

The 52-year-old Roy Jones Jr. vs Froch would probably not sell with the American boxing fans as Carl has been out of the ring for too many years. American boxing fans are not familiar with Froch because he was retired seven years ago in 2014.

42-year-old Mikkel Kessler would be a better option for Froch, but again, this is not a match that would likely sell with American fans. Kessler has not fought since 2013, and he is not famous enough for a match between him and Froch to sell.

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