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04th Mar 2021

Carl Froch says he’d come out of retirement to ‘smash’ Logan and Jake Paul ‘to bits’

Carl Froch said he would consider coming out of retirement to "smash" Logan and Jake Paul "to bits", but only if the brothers call him out first

Alex Roberts

Hopefully, there will be 80,000 people at Wembley to witness it

Carl Froch said he would consider coming out of retirement to “smash” Logan and Jake Paul “to bits”, but only if the brothers call him out first.

Since rising to fame on YouTube, the Paul brothers have since made the move into boxing. Jake Paul won his first two professional fights, and is set to go up against ex-UFC star Ben Askren on April 17th.

Logan Paul made his boxing debut against fellow YouTuber KSI in a white collar fight which ended in a draw. His professional debut came in the rematch, which he lost via split decision.

In December 2020, it was announced that Logan Paul would fight Floyd Mayweather in February 2021. The fight date was pushed back due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus, and is yet to be rescheduled.

Carl Froch is ranked by BoxRec as the third-greatest British boxer of all time. He retired in July 2015, just over a year after defeating George Groves in a hotly-anticipated rematch at Wembley Stadium.

The issue of YouTubers getting involved in boxing has divided opinion. Billy Joe Saunders said it is making a mockery of the sport and giving “novices a license to kill”.

Mike Tyson, on the other hand, believes the money and headlines generated by the involvement of YouTubers is necessary to broaden the appeal of boxing so it can remain competitive with MMA.

Carl Froch has now spoken out about the Paul brothers, and it’s fairly clear which camp he falls into.

Speaking to iFLTV, Froch said:

“I wish he’d call me out. Easy money. All them YouTubers are easy money, let’s be honest.

“Come on, they can’t fight… Jake Paul, Logan Paul, I have got absolutely no interest unless they wanna call me out and I’ll go and smash them all to bits.”

Jake Paul has also landed himself in hot water with Tommy Fury, former Love Island star and brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson.

Tyson Fury suggested a potential fight between his brother and Jake Paul, to which the latter said he would be open to it.

Paul did, however, question why Tommy Fury went through his brother instead of calling him out directly.

“I don’t want beef with Tyson Fury,” said Paul.

“But if Tyson Fury took a s***, it would be his little brother.

“My point is, if you’re Tyson Fury’s little brother, don’t let your big bro do s*** for you. Log onto Instagram or Twitter and call me out for your f***ing self, bro.”

Tommy Fury did log on to Twitter shortly after.

Responding to Jake Paul, he said: “So, I see somebody’s having a little bit of something to say. Mr Jake Paul. I don’t need anybody to do my dirty work, I’m calling you out myself, right now.

“You can fight me any time any place anywhere. All you’ve got to do is get in touch.”

Fury then went one further in a second video message posted on Twitter.

Wearing a blond wig to mock Paul’s hairstyle while putting on an American accent, Fury said:

“Sorry bro, I didn’t see you there. I was too busy being a massive pussy.

“Jesus Christ, I don’t know how you take yourself seriously looking like this. My God. I put it on a plate for you, I asked you if you wanted to fight and you decided to laugh it off as per usual.

“Stick to your little YouTube videos behind your little desk and don’t come over to this boxing world because you’ll get laid out in 30 seconds flat.”