Carl Froch Thinks He'd Have Beaten Gennady Golovkin And Saul Canelo Alvarez
Carl Froch is almost as famous for telling people he knocked out George Groves as he is for actually knocking out George Groves and now the former super-middleweight world champion has claimed he would have beaten Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in his prime.
The Cobra retired in 2014 after his now infamous second fight with fellow Englishman Groves, at a sold out Wembley (as he'd happily tell you).
Speaking on his podcast, Pound for Pound, the 42-year-old claimed he would have beaten both Canelo and GGG, the former rivals, if he'd fought him at their prime. Speaking about Canelo's recent fight with Sergey Kovalev, Froch said, "When I watched Canelo fight Kovalev I just wasn't impressed. I thought it was close, but I thought he was losing. At that weight he's slower...
"He reminded me of Arthur Abraham when I fought Abraham. I just kept him long with a jab, met him with combinations, and absolutely hammered him for 12 rounds. It was a flawless victory. I feel like I would have been able to do that to Canelo when he fought Canelo, that version of Canelo."
The Nottingham born boxer also believed he'd have too much physically for Golovkin, adding, "I'd have been too much for him. I met him and he's 5'9" or 5′ 10.
"When I meet someone and shaking their hand, and looking in their eyes, I might be wrong, but me as a fighter and the warrior I was when I was fighting, I was shaping and sizing him up, thinking, 'If I ever fight you, no problem, end of the jab, walk you into some shots, I'd be too much for you.'
"He [Golovkin] went 11 rounds with Martin Murray. At that sort of level, you're not going to give me a problem.
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Froch reportedly could have fought GGG back in 2014 before his retirement. The Kazakh boxer was up for it and Eddie Hearn was ready to set the fight up, according to Boxing News 24.
The fight obviously never happened with British boxer deciding to hang up his gloves after the two fights against rival Groves.
He finished with an impressive 33-2 professional record and only failed to avenge one of those two defeats.
Mikkel Kessler beat the Cobra in 2010 on a unanimous decision in the Super Six tournament but Froch got revenge in their rematch, an instant classic, in 2013.
Only Andre Ward managed to beat him without the Brit ever getting revenge.