Carl Froch claims Anthony Joshua ‘could fail drugs test’ after drinking Conor McGregor’s pint
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Carl Froch claimed that Anthony Joshua could fail a drugs test after drinking Conor McGregor’s pint.
Last weekend Joshua knocked out Robert Helenius, a late-notice replacement for Dillian Whyte, in Round 7, having fought tentatively for the first six rounds.
While Joshua secured the emphatic knockout, the heavyweight’s long-term critic Froch was scathing of his performance at the O2 Arena.
Froch, a former unified super-middleweight champion, was critical of Joshua’s performance on his YouTube channel Froch On Fighting, while he also discussed Conor McGregor's ringside antics. Indeed, the eccentric Irishman's beverage, Forged Irish Stout, sponsored the event.
Immediately after the KO, Joshua jumped out of the ring to greet fans and came across McGregor, who offered up a pint of Forged Irish Stout. Joshua, the former two-time world heavyweight champion happily took a few sips of the drink before continuing with his celebrations.
On the incident, Froch said: "His nose was p***ing with blood, his mouth was all bleeding, as we saw when he jumped out of the ring and had a slurp on that nasty Irish stout that Conor McGregor shoved in his face.
"And all blood and snot and sweat went inside that pint.
"How unprofessional's that? AJ jumps out of the ring, a bit disrespectful as well - Helenius is receiving medical attention and he jumps out of the ring.
"Okay, fair play - go and see your dad, go and see your family.
"You've just won a fight, you were a bit nervous and there's a lot of pressure on you - okay, fine.
"But don't go over to Conor McGregor who's trying to steal the show, making what's probably a really expensive suit look really cheap because he just looks like a scruffy b****rd.
"Standing around at ringside, shouting and talking b***cks, trying to be the centre of attention, shoves that nasty Irish stout in AJ's face.
"He shouldn't have drunk that stout because that stout could've been contaminated, you've gotta do a post-fight drugs test. Very unprofessional from Anthony Joshua."
No results from Joshua's post-fight drugs tests have yet been confirmed though it is not unusual for test results to take several weeks to return. Of course, often they are kept confidential.