John Fury has spectacularly called for Carl Froch to fight him in front of a sell-out crowd at Wembley Stadium after criticising Tyson Fury’s camp.
Froch, who retired from boxing in 2014, criticised the Gypsy King after his injury picked up in sparring resulted in his unified world heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk being postponed.
Speaking of the cut caused by Croatian Argon Smakici, Froch said: “I don’t think there’s any excuse for him to get cut. It never happened to me. I used to wear a face guard.
“No elbows can get through so you mitigate getting injured. That’s what you should be doing before a fight of this magnitude – taking massive precautions.
“I’m blaming his trainer, I’m blaming Tyson himself for not taking that precaution, whether you’re uncomfortable in it or not.
“He’s got cut in sparring two weeks before the biggest fight of his life. This is the unification, undisputed heavyweight title fight we’ve all been waiting for.
“Of course the guys are going to get close to you during sparring, but from the clips I’ve seen Fury was having a bit of a push around and a move, he was looking sloppy.”
But Fury’s father, John, took exception to Froch’s comments and retaliated by sharing video on Roman Fury’s Instagram story, saying: “Video to Carl The Snake Froch. You’re having plenty to say mate on your little podcast channel.
“John Fury’s rung the bell for you again, got you plenty of content, plenty of viewing figures that you were after.
“Listen, your mate George Groves said something very interesting. You and me, Wembley Stadium, 93,000 crowd. I’m up for that my friend.
“You’ve had plenty to say. I have. I stand by every word that I’ve said. You don’t like me. Let’s see what you can do about it.
“Hater versus Top Father – that’s what we’ll call this. But, it’s got to make business sense. Because it’s a business, let’s not forget that.
“Get your people to contact me directly… get the contracts drawn up, I will fight you, Wembley Stadium, this year.
“Don’t worry about that. John Fury will not back out of the fight with you my friend.”
It’s not the first time that Fury and Froch have clashed, with ‘The Cobra’ previously criticising the Gypsy King’s track record, resulting in John Fury saying he’d give him ‘a kick up the a***’.