Froch on Fighting

Froch on Fighting

Carl Froch was a warrior in the ring. It won him four world titles and made him one of the most popular British boxers in recent history. In this podcast he brings his unique insight into the mind of a fighter - the violence, the pain and the glory - to the current issues in the boxing world. With commentator and presenter Darren Fletcher.

Episodes

March 18, 2021 54 min
Fletch and Carl pay tribute to Marvin Hagler, the former undisputed world middleweight champion who died at the weekend. Fletch recalls the time he met the great man in Nottingham and Carl tells us what made him so good. The boys also look ahead to Dillian Whyte's rematch against Alexander Povetkin in Gibraltar later this month.
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Carl Froch and George Groves had one of the fiercest rivalries in sport and now, almost seven years on since that historic night at Wembley, the lads leave their differences at the door for an honest and frank chat on the pod. With Fletch barely getting a word in, the pair reminisce about their hatred of each other, clear up a few misunderstandings and get the wheels in motion for Froch Groves III.
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December 10, 2020 43 min
Ahead of the big fight on Saturday night, Fletch and Carl break down where the contest will be won and lost. They discuss the threat that Pulev brings and why AJ needs a convincing win.
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Fletch and Carl share their concerns and excitement over Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr's exhibition fight in the early hours of Sunday morning. The boys also breakdown the showdown between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce for the British, Commonwealth and vacant European heavyweight titles.
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Carl breaks down what went wrong for Derek Chisora in his heavyweight bout against Oleksandr Usyk. Despite the win, the guys question whether Usyk has what it takes to succeed in the heavyweight division and reflect on Deontay Wilder's recent claims.
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October 29, 2020 41 min
David Haye joins the guys this week ahead of Derek Chisora's heavyweight bout against Oleksandr Usyk in London. Now managing Chisora, Haye tells Carl and Fletch why his man will do the business on Saturday night.
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Dillian Whyte joins Carl and Fletch from his training camp in Portugal. They chat about the defeat to Alexander Povetkin, and why the rematch will be different. Dillian also takes us back to his childhood and why he was only ever going to become a fighter.
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Carl tells Fletch about an exchanges of messages he had with Tyson Fury regarding the prospect of Fury and Joshua meeting in the ring. Fury’s response is gold!! The boys also look back at Dillian Whyte’s defeat to Alexander Povetkin and Carl shares his thoughts on what Whyte needs to do to bounce back.
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Carl and Fletch react to the news that Frank Warren has put forward a proposal to Eddie Hearn to pit their two stables of fighters against each other, and what it could mean for the future of the sport in the UK. The boys can’t help but be excited over Mike Tyson’s bout against Roy Jones Jr next month and also discuss what a pity it was that Ted Cheeseman’s points victory over Sam Eggington wasn’t in front of the fans at the weeken...
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Sky Sports' head of boxing Adam Smith joins Carl Froch and Darren Fletcher to discuss the return of boxing behind closed doors, including Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor v Delphine Persoon, the future of pay-per-view boxing and whether Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury could be made with the co-operation of the two main UK broadcasters.
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Carl and Fletch react to the growing beef between Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury, debate the middleweight and supermiddleweight picture as Billy Joe Saunders apparently ruled himself out of fighting Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, and ask what should be next after Jarrell Miller failed another drugs test.
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With Dillian Whyte still in line for his mandatory shot at Tyson Fury's WBC world heavyweight title, Carl and Fletch attempt to unpick the messy heavyweight landscape and assess how it might affect a potential fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua.
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After the news yesterday that there had been an 'agreement' for a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, Carl and Darren analyse what we've actually learned and when we might actually see the fight happening. Then, former world super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler joins the podcast to discuss the two classic fights between the Viking Warrior and the Cobra.
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In part two of the Eddie Hearn interview, Carl remembers why he signed with the unproven young promoter, when things nearly went pear-shaped in the excitement during the Lucian Bute fight, and how the Groves fight came about.
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Eddie Hearn joins the podcast to talk about his plan for restarting boxing, what it could mean for the biggest stars in the sport including Anthony Joshua, and his long fight day phone calls with the Cobra!
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With boxing’s potential return in July, Carl explains why he’s not a fan of fights taking place in empty venues and suggests the sport should consider waiting until it’s 100% safe to do so. And with Mike Tyson threatening to come out of retirement aged 53, Carl tells us why it’s a bad idea.
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Carl's trainer Rob McCracken joins the podcast to explain how he built Carl from a nervous amateur into a world champion, the times in their career together when it didn't go right and his work now with heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
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Carl sets the record straight regarding Anthony Joshua after a dodgy pound-for-pound list was released, and explains how nerves and fear can work for or against a fighter in their boxing career.
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Carl remembers his time working the doors in his family's pub as a teenager, reveals how close he was to fighting Julio Cesar Chavez jr in Las Vegas to end his career, and says which super middleweights from history he'd love to fight - including Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran and Nigel Benn.
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Carl replies to Joe Calzaghe after last week's lively episode, and then lifts the lid on how fighters get paid, from their first fights as a pro up to headlining pay-per-view bills.
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