Former super middleweight champion, Carl Froch, has recently opened up about some playful teasing he received from Tyson Fury last year.
The WBC heavyweight champion, Fury, apparently ribbed Froch about beating his famous Wembley stadium attendance.
Earlier this year, Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley was attended by 94,000 fans, a figure that surpassed Froch’s 80,000 attendance during his rematch against George Groves in 2014.
During a recent episode of the 5 Live Boxing podcast, Steve Bunce recounted the moment Fury called over to Froch:
Did I ever tell you about that night I sold 90,000 at Wembley?”
Froch jokingly responded that the comment from Fury was “a bit out of order.”
‘The Cobra’ has never been shy about his sellout stadium figure, bringing it into almost any conversation he can. The Froch vs Groves rematch is credited by many as the fight that kick started stadium shows in Britain.
Fury’s 94,000 record could be broken again as early as March, with ‘The Gypsy King’ set to take on Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship.
Although promoter Frank Warren has admitted the fight will go wherever generates the most money, likely to be in the Middle East, he hasn’t ruled out another Wembley spectacle.
Talks between the two camps are reportedly progressing well for the potential legacy-defining match. If it comes to fruition, Fury vs Usyk would be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999, when Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas.