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Froch Still Confident He Would Have Knocked Joe Calzaghe Out

If there was one goal that Carl Froch would have liked to achieve - it was a showdown with his domestic rival Joe Calzaghe.

Both fighters are in retirement, but Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) - who last fought in 2014 with a vicious knockout of George Groves - was gunning for a fight with Calzaghe (46-0, 32 KOs), who walked away from the sport with an undefeated record and last fought in 2008 with a domination of Roy Jones Jr.

Calzaghe never felt Froch was a big enough name to entertain a decade ago. Froch began to reach his potential around 2008 to 2009, when he defeated Jean Pascal, Jermain Taylor and Andre Dirrell.

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If you speak with Calzaghe, he's beyond confident that he would have been too quick and too good for Froch. He believes that it would have been an easy win if they would have fought back then.

If you talk to Froch, he believes that he would have been the first boxer to defeat Calzaghe - and he would have achieved that feat by knockout.

"The answer to that is I think I would have beaten him. It would have been a really, really tough fight. (There are) Two results: Calzaghe beats me on points, or I beat Calzaghe with a knockout. He's very tough, very slick and has a high workrate. But I believe I'd have knocked him out. We'll never know because he didn't want to fight," Froch told Daily Star.

"There's no animosity. If you talk to him he'll say 'speed kills, Froch wasn't any good.' That's what you'll get from him. It just makes me laugh, he just sounds a bit...like a troll. I'm too big and too good for that. Look at me now and look at him now. That sounds like I'm being bitter but I'm not. Just look at the facts and stick to the reality."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 08-14-2017

This guy honestly, Kessler was taken to school by Calzaghe and we all know who he more talented boxer was when Kessler was in his prime against Froch the first time. Froch would have been competitive against JC as Kessler…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 08-13-2017

No he wouldn't have, He'd have lost a clear decision via 1k slapfest over 12.

Comment by WhatDisButtonDo on 08-13-2017

Froch is a very overrated boxer. HOF worthy definitely, but he's one of the biggest overachievers in boxing history.

Comment by thack on 08-13-2017

Joe would have embarrassed Carl ...period. Sorry , without doubt ! I live in Carls home town and like loads rate this warrior. .....BUT !

Comment by lowblows420 on 08-13-2017

There is absolutely nothing Froch has in edge except a chin that will get lit up all night by Joe Cal. Pure embarrassment.

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