He has never been one to mince his words in the past and James DeGale certainly hasn’t this time either in his latest interview with fighthype.com – in which he yet again has a few choice words for Carl Froch.
The Harlesden super middleweight, who just captured the IBF 168lb with a gutsy display against a tough, mentally ‘right’ version of Andre Dirrell – has made it very clear there is no love lost between him and Nottingham’s “Cobra” – re asserting his belief that Froch doesn’t want to fight him out of cowardice.
Froch vacated the IBF title DeGale won in Boston rather than face the Beijing gold medalist – who was his mandatory – which has in turn led to the perceived bad blood.
“I’ve got respect for the man but when I say he’s a [expletive] – he is. He don’t wanna fight me. He’s gonna get paid for it (but) he just don’t wanna fight me.”
Froch really does need to decide whether he is going to fight again – especially given all the hype surrounding a potential clash with Gennady Golovkin up at 168. It’s now been exactly a year since he last boxed – and being the notorious ego he is – clearly loves the attention the mooted bout is bringing.
However many are growing tired of his stock phrase of ‘I’m flipping a coin as to whether I fight again’ and it is painfully obvious he has avoided DeGale and wishes to cherry pick a final fight to retire on.
I said at the time I believe Froch will NOT fight Golovkin, despite the size advantages and the fact it’ll be back at his beloved Wembley. And I stand by this.
A few days ago Froch told iFLtv’s Kugan Cassius he will be making an announcement on his future this week, with both DeGale and Golovkin apparently fights that ‘interest him’.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
Expect him to hang them up, I say….