22 Jul

From Heroes to Critics: Ex-Champion Carl Froch Weighs in on Oleksandr Usyk's Current Standing

Former British Super Middleweight World Champion, Carl Froch, recently shared his views on Oleksandr Usyk, the present holder of the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles. Speaking to Boxing Social, Froch hailed Usyk as one of boxing's top athletes. However, he expressed concerns about Usyk's declining performance, attributing it to a perceived physical deterioration.

Froch drew a comparison between Usyk and his compatriot, Vasyl Lomachenko. He praised both as exceptional boxers but highlighted a key distinction—Lomachenko's continued victories contrast starkly with the scrutiny Usyk faces over his claim to the heavyweight titles.

Froch openly shared his thoughts, "I think that Usyk has been unbelievable, he’s been brilliant, one of the best. I compare him with Lomachenko, but Lomachenko got beat, anybody can get beat. I think that Usyk is, and people will argue with this and say ‘what is Froch on about? He is chatting nonsense’, but I think that he is past his best. So he is past his best because he has to be, physically, I know heavyweights can go into their late thirties, but he’s a cruiserweight."

Александр Усик подписал контракт с футбольным клубом «Полесье» - Чемпионат

The stage is already set for Oleksandr Usyk's next showdown. He will be stepping into the ring with the mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois. The bout is scheduled for August 26th at the Tarczyński Arena in Wroclaw, Poland. Usyk is geared up to assert his dominance once more and secure yet another win in his professional boxing career.