View Full Version : What did Warren offer Carl Froch?


rooq
04-16-2007, 04:25 PM
According to his website, FW claims he made a "very generous" offer to Carl Froch to fight Joe, as well as the offers to Kessler and Taylor.

Any idea what this offer was? I'd find it strange for Froch to turn down the offer of a fight unless it included something ridiculous like an option on his next 5 fights or something...

adietheforestfa
04-16-2007, 05:12 PM
According to his website, FW claims he made a "very generous" offer to Carl Froch to fight Joe, as well as the offers to Kessler and Taylor.

Any idea what this offer was? I'd find it strange for Froch to turn down the offer of a fight unless it included something ridiculous like an option on his next 5 fights or something...

Where has it been quoted that Froch has turned down the offer.
I read it as Warren saying hes not had a response yet.
He probably faxed the offer 5 mins before issue of press statement.
I expect a press release From Hennessy in near future with the Truth.
Iv heard Warren wants a piece of Froch, but Froch does not want to give Warren any options on Future fights.
Wait for Press release first.
Wasnt so long ago when Magees camp were saying Froch didnt want to fight in Belfast and was Hiding. We all know what happened.

The Raging Bull
04-16-2007, 05:17 PM
Probably a fiver, a box of smarties and his autograph.

adietheforestfa
04-16-2007, 05:27 PM
Probably a fiver, a box of smarties and his autograph.

Yeh and options on his next 10 fights!!!!!!!1

The Raging Bull
04-16-2007, 05:28 PM
Yeh and options on his next 10 fights!!!!!!!1

Oh, that'd be the first thing Warren would offer as usual.

rooq
04-16-2007, 06:10 PM
its pretty clear that warren just cannot work with other promoters and hates the idea of one of his fighters having any chance whatsoever of losing a fight to someone he can't make money off afterwards.

i bet he trys to get options on every prospective amir khan opponent...

adietheforestfa
04-16-2007, 09:10 PM
Iv just heard he offered ten bob and a spliff.

Dimebar
04-17-2007, 11:26 AM
The offer is that Warren would only have options on Froch if he loses.

uppercut_84
04-17-2007, 03:12 PM
Why doesn't Froch try to become the Mandatory for the WBO, that way it would go to purse bids and Warren cannot demand options. Froch should fight Inkin next as a final eliminator.

The problem is that WBO will probably not call the mandatory, as Calzaghe has given the WBO more promotion then they can ever imagine. Just like Larry Holmes made IBF a proper title in 1983 by fighting for it, instead of the WBC.

!!! Beowulf !!!
04-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Why doesn't Froch try to become the Mandatory for the WBO, that way it would go to purse bids and Warren cannot demand options. Froch should fight Inkin next as a final eliminator.

The problem is that WBO will probably not call the mandatory, as Calzaghe has given the WBO more promotion then they can ever imagine. Just like Larry Holmes made IBF a proper title in 1983 by fighting for it, instead of the WBC.

Froch has called Inkin out. Inkin didn't respond.........

adietheforestfa
04-17-2007, 03:54 PM
“After being made aware of Frank Warren’s comments over the last few days, I’m pleased to confirm that negotiations have started with his company Sports Network about a super fight between Carl Froch and Joe Calzaghe,” confirmed Hennessy.



“We were keen to negotiate this fight in the background to its conclusion, but articles published in the News of the World, The Nottingham Evening Post and the Guardian have left me no option but to go on record and address this matter.”



Hennessy explained: “Sports Network’s matchmaker first got in touch with us at the end of last week to ask if we were serious about making the fight. I said: ‘of course: very serious’.



“I explained we were fine with it being staged by Sports Network if the deal was right, but stressed that there couldn’t be any options on Carl Froch’s future fights.



“The matchmaker suggested that this could pose a problem and that Frank Warren would require some kind of options if Carl beat Calzaghe, but told me that he would get back to me. I then received a simple text on Saturday morning with a money offer for July or September, but there was no mention of the situation regarding options.



“I requested clarification on their position regarding options in writing to our fax number, but received nothing. The lack of response suggests there is an issue, but this would appear to contradict Frank Warren’s comments in the Guardian yesterday. At this moment, their stance on options is still unclear to me.



“I am happy to continue negotiations for Carl to box on a Sports Network event, but need to know they won’t require an involvement in Carl’s career after the fight if he wins. Given Frank Warren’s apparent confidence in Calzaghe, it would be a contradiction if they did.”



Unbeaten British and Commonwealth champion Froch has been promoted by Hennessy since his professional debut five years ago. He is currently ranked third by the WBO and second by the WBC, having stopped 17 of his 21 victims. He will move up a position in both rankings once Bute is removed for contesting a final eliminator for the IBF championship, leaving him at #1 with the WBC.



Hennessy has long claimed a fight between the Nottingham boxer and Calzaghe is a marquee affair that would create significant nationwide and global interest. In order to make it happen, he has attempted to set the politics aside and made a firm offer of his own.



“This is a massive fight, between two of the best fighters in the world who both happen to be British,” added Hennessy. “Joe Calzaghe is a great champion and a true warrior. I believe it will take a very special fighter to beat him, but I believe Carl Froch to be just that.



“This is a marquee contest that needs to happen and options shouldn’t get in the way. As such, I have attempted to put all the confusion to one side and made an offer to stage the fight in either July or September.



“I feel the offer was very generous. If you take the amounts that the champion and challenger receive from WBO purse bids, (75/25%), my offer values the total fight at twice the amount of Frank Warren’s. It would also result in Joe Calzaghe receiving 6 times the amount of Sports Network’s offer to Carl.”



Unfortunately, the proposal has already been knocked back.



“Within an hour of sending the offer, it was turned down by their matchmaker,” said Hennessy a short while ago. “The text offer to Carl was also re-iterated as a final offer, but did not mention whether they required options or not.



“I have again sought clarification on this. There is little point in us even discussing the offer they have made for Carl to box on a Sports Network show until we know their position for certain.



“Once they have stated in writing, as requested, that they do not require options, we can look at the possibility seriously. They have stated that the offer was their last, but I am confident that through ongoing dialogue we could come to an arrangement that reflects the magnitude of this fight.



“This contest could be one of the biggest in British Boxing history. Calzaghe already holds the record for the highest indoor attendance, but it would be blown away if he met Carl Froch.



“I see Jermain Taylor has turned a big offer down. There now isn’t a bigger viable fight out there for Calzaghe, so I’m hopeful his team will be realistic going forward.



“In light of their rejection, I have also asked what terms would be acceptable to Joe Calzaghe to defend against Carl on one of our shows. I am still very hopeful that this contest can happen, regardless of whose event it is on.”

col Blake
04-18-2007, 04:10 PM
pound to a penny, Wank Warren wants Froch, as Waren is running out of fighters which make money. He will want a 3/5 fight deal on Froch's next fights, a Rematch clause, the fight to be in Wales and Dave Parris to ref with John Coyle as one of the judges.
Why would Froch want the WBO (warren boxing organisation) title he is No2 in the WBC.

adietheforestfa
04-18-2007, 04:36 PM
pound to a penny, Wank Warren wants Froch, as Waren is running out of fighters which make money. He will want a 3/5 fight deal on Froch's next fights, a Rematch clause, the fight to be in Wales and Dave Parris to ref with John Coyle as one of the judges.
Why would Froch want the WBO (warren boxing organisation) title he is No2 in the WBC.

Carl simply wants a victory over Calzaghe.
Calzaghe wont want e rematch.