Carl Froch will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall-Of-Fame later this year, but though he’s long since retired, the 45-year-old has stated that he’d be willing to make a comeback to fight Conor McGregor in MMA.
“Neither of them can box, can they?” Froch said on his YouTube channel when asked about the possibility of boxing either Conor McGregor or Jake Paul. “… I’m too big and too strong for both of them.
“Jake Paul, I’d only need one arm for Jake Paul. Conor McGregor might give me a few small problems, but he’s too small. I wouldn’t train much for either of them.
“If I’m fighting Conor McGregor in the cage, I’d train harder, because I’d fight Conor McGregor in the cage. I could be getting myself in trouble here or into a position I can’t wiggle out of, but I think I’d take him on in the cage. Is that ridiculous? … He’s too small.”
For the record, Froch stands 6ft 1″ tall, has a 75″ reach and was a champion in the 168lb super-middleweight division, while McGregor stands 5ft 9″ tall, has a 74″ reach and won titles at featherweight and lightweight, but has also fought at 170lbs before.
And after hearing Froch’s comments, the 34-year-old McGregor quickly made it known that he’d be up for fighting him.
“😂 @EddieHearn, get this signed up lad,” McGregor wrote on the renowned UK boxing promotor.
Froch retired from boxing in 2014 after compiling a 32-3 record that included winning WBC, IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles. He’s also considered to be the third best British fighter of all-time, but while his confidence in his boxing ability against McGregor may be well-founded, it does seem painfully naive of him to think that he’d also be able to beat him in a completely different combat sport with kicks, elbows, knees, wrestling, ground-and-pound and submissions.
Froch’s own wife seems to agree with that assessment as she interjected during his claim to be interested in fighting McGregor to say, “No you’re not. Not in a cage!”