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Carl Froch SLAMS Tyson Fury’s legacy ahead of undisputed fight

Froch believes there are serious question marks over Fury's standing as a top heavyweight

Froch believes Fury has it all to prove against Oleksandr Usyk (Joe, Stephen Paston AP)
Froch believes Fury has it all to prove against Oleksandr Usyk (Joe, Stephen Paston AP)

Carl Froch has never been a man to hold back when airing his opinions, and Tyson Fury is the latest fighter to find himself on the receiving end of one of the former world champion’s now trademark roasts.

A lot of fight fans view Fury as the best heavyweight of his generation and a future hall of famer – but Froch isn’t buying it.

The standout pieces of form on ‘The Gypsy King’s resume are his upset win over Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015 and his memorable trilogy with Deontay Wilder, from which he emerged with two wins and a very controversial draw.

However, Froch believes recent performances from some of Fury’s former foes call into question whether or not the 35-year-old is actually the fighter fans think he is.

Speaking via LuckyBlock.com, the former super middleweight world champion also described Fury’s win over Klitschko as a “horrible performance.”

Froch's comments are unlikely to go down to well in the Fury camp (Joseph Raynor, Nottingham Post)
Froch’s comments are unlikely to go down to well in the Fury camp (Joseph Raynor, Nottingham Post)

“I don’t know if it was flattering for AJ or if it just looked bad for Tyson Fury, because he struggled against Otto Wallin.”

“It leaves a lot of question marks.”

“How good is Tyson Fury? What’s he ever done? Who’s he actually beaten?

“He obviously beat Klitschko in a bit of a stinker. That was just an awkward, horrible performance where he just got inside Klitschko’s head and messed him up with that jab.

Fury upset the odds to defeat Klitschko in Dusseldorf (Martin Meissner, AP)
Fury upset the odds to defeat Klitschko in Dusseldorf (Martin Meissner, AP)

“After the Klitschko fight, Fury had those three big standout fights with Deontay Wilder.

“But how good is Deontay Wilder now? He looked awful against Joseph Parker.

“So now you start questioning him. Is Tyson Fury actually what we thought he was or has he been flattered by the lack of opposition?

“We don’t know but we’ll find out when he fights Usyk.”


Fury and Usyk will lock horns on February 17th in Saudi Arabia, with the undisputed heavyweight world title and a place in boxing folklore on the line.

The Brit is a marginal favourite at the time of writing, though many pundits believe he could suffer the first defeat of his professional career.

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