By Michael Byrne: Carl Froch’s legacy is in tatters. It’s not even George Groves’s fault: it’s his own. He displayed arrogance in trying to undermine Groves. He displayed delusion in insisting that the referee made the right call, even when the entire stadium was booing him in the post-fight interview.
His limited boxing ability was exposed, and it became clear that he is a boxer who relies too heavily upon a granite chin and big power carried in wild swings. One could also argue that these poor qualities were already apparent in his game. He constantly talks about his legacy, and yes he has fought everyone around, but he has never been particularly humble about his achievements or respectful to his opponents. He has never outright admitted that ward beat him fairly because Ward is simply better than him. So Froch has lost a lot of popularity, and he doesn’t seem to be searching in the right places to try and regain it.