Carl Froch isn’t overly excited about the December 23rd card in Saudi Arabia.
The event is set to feature both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder but not against each other as it looks like the Brit will face Otto Wallin and the American looks set to take on Joseph Parker.
And this news has left Carl Froch disappointed and frustrated and he has explained exactly why.
Froch speaking to talkSPORT said: “It’s a bit disappointing for AJ to be fighting Wallin instead of Deontay Wilder, because the AJ vs Wilder fight for me is a very big fight, it’s a fight I could look forward to, it’s a fight I could get excited about.
“It’s one of them where you think, What happens?. Does AJ get absolutely obliterated and knocked out in a couple of rounds because he’s a bit mentally still tentative in the way in which he does his work? Or does AJ actually turn up and put on a boxing masterclass and maybe even finish off Wilder?
“There’s so many different outcomes, it’s a juicy fight, so to now find out that AJ’s fighting Wallin, I’m disappointed.”
He added: “You can see Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn and his team are still in the rebuilding process, because Otto Wallin is not a bad fight.
“It’s AJ back out there against someone who is quite capable, we saw him against Tyson Fury and he gave him that nasty cut, he’s on a run of a few decent little wins since then, but let’s be honest it’s nothing to get too excited about.
“There’s plenty of names there that could jump in with Anthony Joshua and give us a more exciting fight than Otto Wallin.
“It’s frustrating and it’s annoying… My first feeling is I’m disappointed with the AJ vs Wilder fight being off and then it’s hard to see past that… It’s more like stalling tactics and delaying what we want as boxing fans.
“I put that blame totally on Eddie Hearn or Anthony Joshua. Because if AJ wanted to fight Wilder and he was confident enough to make a statement by fighting someone like Wilder and do what Tyson Fury had done twice… then what a statement that would be.
“For me that’s a mega fight, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder, and that’s been pulled. We’ve had the rug pulled out from under our feet, the fans, because we want to see these fights and they’re not happening and they’re all getting paid mega money out in Saudi.