Carl Froch Criticizes Tyson Fury’s Crossover Fights

Carl Froch, the former super middleweight champion, has heavily criticized Tyson Fury’s comments about not wanting to face the best names in the division.

Fury’s comments were in relation to his life after boxing. The WBC heavyweight champion dismissed the idea of targeting the biggest fights, despite a potential undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk and a mega-domestic fight with Anthony Joshua in the offing. Instead, Fury revealed his desire to top the Forbes list and make a Hollywood movie. As for his fights moving forward, a rematch with Francis Ngannou in the cage and a Jon Jones boxing fight were on the top of his list of priorities.

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“I want to top the Forbes list as the highest paid athlete ever for the year and I want to make a Hollywood movie. I’ve completed the ring game, it’s done, it’s f***ed. I’ve done everything there is to do, I’ve won every belt there is to win and I’ve been undefeated for fifteen years, a two-time undefeated champion. Hopefully I get through Ngannou and then I either fight Ngannou in a cage or I fight Jon Jones in a boxing match, Fury said

In response, Froch was not impressed by what he had seen from the heavyweight. Froch questioned Fury’s resume, as aside from the wins over Wladimir Klitschko and the two Deontay Wilder fights, Fury’s resume does not compare to Froch. The latter is a four-time world champion, who beat 11 world champions to become a hall-of-famer. And that legacy is something that Froch urged Fury to target.

“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. [Fury] 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 on the top table with me and my peers. You won’t belong there with that C. You need to get in the ring and defend that WBC belt against a real fighter, someone like Usyk or Anthony Joshua,” Froch

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