Hearn doubts Froch will fight again
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn thinks that we may have seen the last of former IBF/WBA 168 pound champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) after his win a year ago against local lad George Groves. Froch hasn’t shown much interest in stepping back inside the squared circle to fight the tough opposition that wants to fight him.
Froch was hoping to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., but when he was knocked out recently, it removed any chance of a fight against him taking place.
Froch could if he wanted to take a much bigger fight than the Chavez Jr. bout against Gennady Golovkin, but for some reason he hasn’t shown much desire to face the Kazakhstan fighter.
“From a fan perspective I’d love to see him back in the ring but as a friend I feel like he’s been there and done it,” Hearn told the Dailymail.co.uk. “He’s going to bow out at Wembley with the win against George Groves, what a way to do it.”
What a disappointing way for Froch to end his career. I could understand it if Froch were to have faced a top quality fighter that fans had a lot of respect for like Andre Ward, but for Froch to retire off of a fight against a guy that never won a world title, it doesn’t make sense.
You hate to call Froch an underachiever but he sure looks that way to me. Froch really hasn’t beaten anyone good during his career in my view other than a past his best, ring rusty Mikkel Kessler. That wasn’t a prime Kessler. We saw what a prime Kessler did to Froch in their fight in 2010 in beating him by a 12 round decision. The Kessler that Froch beat in the rematch looked like a listless, unmotivated version.
“If you’re going to fight unmotivated, given the way he fights, you’re going to get hurt,” Hearn said. “I don’t think anyone would like to see that. It’s difficult to leave the sport but it’s great to leave the sport thinking ‘I’ve done it all” and you can live with yourself forever. I think it’s increasingly unlikely that Carl Froch will ever fight again.”
So there it is. Froch may retire off of his two wins over the still unproven Groves rather than in a fight against Ward or Andre Dirrell, the two fighters that are arguably the best super middleweights in the division.
If Froch is concerned with his legacy, then he needs to get inside the ring and face those two guys because fighting those two will show whether Froch’s legacy is plastic or for real.
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