Carl Froch threatens to knock Jake Paul into 'f***ing orbit' in response to call out
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Carl Froch has threatened to knock Jake Paul 'into f**king orbit' after the YouTuber called him out.
Paul will face his biggest challenge yet when he is set to finally take on Tommy Fury this weekend, and he's seemingly already lined up Froch for his next fight - though the retired former world champion doesn't think that would be much of a match up.
Taking to Twitter, Paul offered to go toe to toe with Froch.
"Carl Froch mad because I made more in 1 year than he made his whole career," the 26-year-old wrote. "You want the payday. I get it.
"So let's do this, fight Anderson Silva on my next card & if you get lucky & beat him, then we can step in the ring & you make your career payday. LMK."
And Froch did not hesitate to LHK.
"So, Jake Paul has called me out on his social media," the 45-year-old said, "Apparently he wants to fight me.
"So listen... just in case you didn't know, my last fight was at Wembley stadium in front of 80,000 fans, so I won't be fighting the mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva on your undercard, I've got too much respect for him.
"And your punch when you boxed him, did that even land? Very dubious."
He continued: "But anyway, you've got a job to do against Tommy Fury.
"If by some miracle you manage to beat Tommy Fury then I'll listen to you. I'll have a little chat with you and see what garbage comes out of your mouth, see what you've got to say.
"But until then, don't talk about me in the same league as you. I'm a four-time world champion. Two WBC titles here. You'll never ever have one of them, you are not good enough, you are not a professional fighter.
"You're a performing clown, that's all you are. So keep your name out of my mouth until you've done something in the game.
"I think this Saturday your world ends. If if doesn't and you are stupid enough to take a bout with me, when this right hand lands on your chin it will put you into f**king orbit and knock that stupid barnet off the top of your head."
So yeah, I think it's safe to say Froch would back himself in that bout. Whether it ever comes to be is another question.
For the time being, we've got Paul's fight against Fury coming up on Sunday (26 February).
Paul has won all six of his contests thus far, but his resume is restricted to a fellow YouTuber, an ex-NBA player and three mixed martial arts fighters - having beaten Tyron Woodley twice.
Fury, younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson, is set to be Paul's first opponent to come from a boxing background when they clash in an eight-round fight in Saudi Arabia which has already been postponed twice.