Carl Froch

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by UKboxingfan, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    Never had a problem with him before and not saying I massively do now, but he still thinks he’s 25 or something. He seems very bitter for some weird reason because there’s zero need for him to get involved with these younger fighters. Anytime he’s asked about somebody “yeah I would’ve smashed him.”

    Is it just me that finds it a bit weird/annoying or is lockdown just getting to me?
  2. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    I still dislike Froch, but I disliked him much more when he was active. I was bemused as to why he had legions of fans back in the day, who couldn't see that he was a total bellend. He was tough and he was aggressive, but his style was hardly majestic. People back then loved his personality.

    Although I never keep up with his interviews much these days, I'd rather he maintained his own views and said what he felt instead of being a typical Sky puppet like most of the others. I feel he's a bit more honest than some of the other pundits.
  3. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    How have you never had a problem with Carl Froch?

    Everyone he opens his mouth, he manages to pisss people off and then palm it off that his dry sense of humour is misunderstood.
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  4. Terminator

    Terminator Member Full Member

    Dec 9, 2020
    Froch is an A class flannel sniffer
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  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    Carl Froch restores my faith in knowing that boxing retains its traditional place as the sport where mindless arrogant thugs with huge chips on their shoulders can make a load of dough and win admiration too.
  6. Tankatron

    Tankatron Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    I dunno, hes amassed a £20 million fortune, has a fit as eff wife, a growing property portfolio, multiple belt and time world champion, fought anyone and everyone and was in FOTY candidate bouts on the regular, plus the super fight he'd had with George Groves and their rivalry helped bring British Boxing out of the dark ages.

    He can be a complete knob but, he's kind of earnt it plus, my parents worked the pubs in Nottingham for a couple of years and I can vouch for the fact that Nottingham is full of 'Carl Froch's', arrogant hard knocks that get pissed up and start throwing their weight about abit.
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  7. DramaShow

    DramaShow Member Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    I like the fact he says things how he seems them.

    But when he says stuff like how he would have been "too big and too strong" for GGG, it makes me dislike him.

    He was a class fighter though, just a bit before my time. My only memory of him live was his FOTY contenders against Groves, and watching him shove Groves live on Sky Sports News.
  8. Suspect.chin

    Suspect.chin Active Member Full Member

    Dec 3, 2017
  9. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    He's a narcissist.
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  10. caligula4

    caligula4 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Didn't click this intending to add fuel, but... flat earther. His nose isn't as flat these days, mind.
  11. Trafford

    Trafford Active Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    Very much agree with this. Comes a bit of a knob, but I used to love his fights and attitude.

    Wasnt the most gifted boxer in the world but could beat absolutely anyone on his day. A lot of that would have come down to his mentality.
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  12. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    This line of thought never ceases to amuse me. It just doesn't make any sense.

    If anything, I would expect people who have achieved whatever their goals are, and I presume Froch has, to be more at ease with themselves so as not to be a knob.

    As I've said, if a knob is his true self, I'd still rather him be a knob than a false yes man.
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  13. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Damn good fighter, involved in many fantastic bouts. Obviously he's an incredibly competitive man with an ego, which isn't surprising considering his occupation and how far he got in the sport. Personally, I Couldn't give two hoots about the crap he might spew, it goes in one ear out the other.
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  14. Tankatron

    Tankatron Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    I'm not defending some of the **** he comes out with or his obvious arrogance but, I kind of understand it. He's one of the toughest, most determined fighters of the last 20 odd years which kind of hints towards a particular mind set. For one, he's a God awful loser and has often performed better when his career and legacy is on the line; Bute, Groves 2. In my experience and I'm 50 this year, the last thing these kind of people are, are apologists.

    By all accounts, prior to entering the ring in his amateur and early pro career he was almost throwing up with fear and he overcome that, with the help of Mccracken to go on to have an incredible career.

    I would argue he's more at peace with himself now than ever before and still very self critical and full of self doubt but, he's developed this narcissistic persona as a shield.

    He's one of my favourite UK fighters so maybe im talking bollocks but, I appreciate what he bought to the sport and loved watching his fights.
  15. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    I don't think that he developed a narcissistic personality as a shield. I think that it's to the contrary. He was far more humble and easy going prior to becoming a "superstar".

    As his career blew up, so did his head and at a proportionate rate.