Carl Froch: I’m Still Not 100% Convinced That Anthony Joshua Wants to Fight Tyson Fury

Published 02/08/2021, 6:39 AM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Anthony Joshua speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Former super-middleweight contender, Carl Froch, is hesitant to envision a fight between heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, as he questioned Joshua’s will to fight the undefeated WBC champion.

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Following a KO win over Kubrat Pulev, ‘AJ’ subtly called out ‘The Gypsy King’ for an in-ring collision. Tyson Fury also accepted the challenge verbally and set the stage for the Biggest Brit heavyweight showdown ever. However, nearly two months on, this fight is still not official.

Despite this, Froch posed his favor for Joshua’s team and management by believing that they would go to the extreme to seal the fight. But, that didn’t change his confusion regarding its fruition.

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Speaking with IFL TV, Froch said, “AJ is making all the right noises. I’m still not 100% convinced that AJ wants to fight although he’s been has been a little bit more vocal of late which is good.”

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‘The Cobra’ added, “I’m sure his management team and Eddie Hearn and McCracken and etc they all will be saying to him listen, this is this is the time this is going to happen really? This is a need to strike. Now why are they on top because it can be made can be made somewhere very special in the world.”

As both Joshua and Fury have agreed to encounter each other, there’s no running away. The duo doesn’t have any mandataries ahead as the WBO has ordered an interim fight between Joe Joyce and Oleksandr Usyk to let the WBO title remain on Joshua’s shoulder. So, it’s the right time to see Joshua and Fury collide.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- What’s at stake?

The fight between the British stars will determine the best heavyweight of this era. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has also hailed it as the biggest heavyweight championship fight ever since Ali vs Frazier in 1971.

So, the intensity of the fight is quite prominent, especially when it is something that has been years in the making. Boasting off all the heavyweight titles, Fury and Joshua are reigning over the division now. However, there can only be one king amongst all, the Brits will leave it all in the ring to grab the top spot.

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What do you make of Carl Froch’s comments?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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