Carl Froch has hit back at James DeGale as the war of words between the pair continues to heat up after their initial show of respect to one another.
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DeGale defeated Andre Dirrell last month to capture the IBF super-middleweight title, a belt that Froch had vacated which in turn gave the Londoner the chance to fight for it after a domestic showdown never materialised due to injury and lack of motivation from the ‘Cobra’.
In the immediate aftermath of that win, the 29-year-old was evidently in buoyant mood and was still high on adrenaline as he labelled Froch a “p****” that didn’t want to fight him.
The pair have previously been respectful towards one another, but that appears to be souring as Froch not only criticised the performance against Dirrell, but has now hit back and insisted that he would easily defeat his domestic rival.
This may well be a ploy from both men to build up interest in the fight and turn it into a stadium bout, but their comments are suggesting that there is genuine animosity building between them.
“I know what would happen in that fight. That’s an easy fight for me. He’s a bit of a novice pro,” Froch told talkSport.
“I thought DeGale just did what he had to do to win the fight [against Dirrell]. I thought he could have pressed it home a little bit more when he got the knockdown, when he seemed off the pace and on the back foot towards the end.
“If he fights someone like me, he wouldn’t get past round eight on that performance. He would get absolutely knocked out.”
It appears as though Froch will likely fight on as he is set to make an announcement this week regarding his future. Meanwhile, he also talked up the possibility of taking on Gennady Golovkin, as he revealed that he is motivated by the fact that not many people thinks he can win that fight while he is confident he would inflict a first loss on ‘GGG’.