‘It wouldn’t take that much to fight Jake Paul’: Carl Froch claims ‘any retired world champion that in good shape would have no problem playing with Jake Paul, saying any fight between the pair would be a ‘mismatch’
Carl Froch has scathingly claimed that any retired world champion boxer ‘would have no problem playing with Jake Paul’ claiming claiming that ‘any retired professional world champion’ could beat the American fighter.
The YouTube boxing sensation is finally set to do battle with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia on February 26, and if he wins, he could earn himself a spot on the WBC World Rankings.
Undefeated in his ascendency to the top of exhibition boxing, the 26-year-old has defeated some illustrious names in the world of combat sports, scoring knock-outs against the likes of Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.
But speaking on whether he would ever face Paul in the ring, former world champion, Froch, claims that while it wouldn’t take much for him to come out of retirement for the hypothetical fight, the 45-year-old said it would be a ‘mismatch’.
‘It wouldn’t take that much to fight Jake Paul, it wouldn’t take £30m,’ the former professional, who won 33 of his 35 professional bouts, said to IFL TV.
Carl Froch has claimed that ‘a retired world champion’ could ‘play with Jake Paul’
The YouTube boxing star is set to square-off in a bout with Tommy Fury later this February
‘If a fight with Jake Paul genuinely transpired and he thought to himself, “Yeah I’ll take Froch on,” which he never-ever would, because it would be ridiculous.
‘I might be 45 years old but any retired professional world champion that keeps themselves in good shape would have absolutely no problem playing with Jake Paul. It would be like a mismatch.’
Interestingly, this has not been the first time Froch, nicknamed The Cobra, has spoken publicly about coming out of retirement, previously claiming that the only two fighters he’d get back into the ring for, would be Paul and his older brother Logan.
He previously claimed on the William Hill Stripped Podcast that he would ‘smash Paul to bits’.
Paul could earn himself a spot on the WBC World Rankings if he beats Fury in Saudi Arabia
But Froch claims that if a retired world champion were to fight Paul it would be a ‘missmatch’
But despite jesting that it wouldn’t take much to come out of retirement for the fight, the ex-professional said he wouldn’t have to do much training before shutting down claims that he would accept the bout.
‘You’d probably have to train a little bit, just to get the lungs and heart filled up with a bit of air. Get yourself so you can do at least two minutes of one round,’ he continued.
‘You don’t have to worry about doing two or three rounds, but you do need to be able to throw at least 10 punches. So yeah I’ll get myself in the 10-punch state but it ain’t going to happen.’
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