Per Scott Gilfoid: Jake Paul says 45-year-old Carl Froch is “desperate” that’s why “handbag” with how he wants to go straight into a big money fight against him instead of agreeing on the condition that he needs to “prove” himself by fighting Anderson Silva on one of his cards.
As Jake points out, Froch is an unknown in the US because he hasn’t fought in almost ten years, and there’s no point in him giving him that purse without making himself known to American boxing fans who’ve never heard of him. from him or seen before.
These kids weren’t even a decade old when Froch fought George Groves at Wembley Stadium in England. this is ancient historyas much as younger fans, particularly Jake Paul followers.
The last thing Jake needs is to set up a PPV fight against Froch (33-2, 24 KOs), and the fans aren’t buying it because they don’t know who he is.
You could argue that Anderson Silva is much better known in this era than Froch, which is why Jake wants him to become known to the new generation of fans because they’ve never heard of Froch.
Froch “looks desperate for money”
“I think it’s great, he seems desperate for money,” Jake Paul told talkSPORT Boxing about Carl Froch.
“He is already imagining that we are fighting in his head and trying to get the bag. Let Carl fight Anderson Silva. If you can get past Anderson Silva, which I bet you can’t, then you and I are going to fight; I guarantee it,” continued Jake.
“Fight Anderson Silva first, prove yourself, because you are older, let’s see if you can still get laid.”
Froch can be too slow with his punches to land anything on Silva, so it’s not surprising that he’s trying to get around this risky fight. to go straight to the bag against Jake. That’s smart of Froch, but it won’t work.
Heck, even during Froch’s heyday, eons ago, he wasn’t a household name in America. Only hardcore fans in the US knew who Froch was because he quickly retired once he started to build a fan base.
Froch needs to build his name
“Not a single person in the United States knows your name, so fighting Anderson Silva would help build that reputation. This is my offer,” said Silva.
“If he proves he can do it, I’ll give him my word; I will fight him, without a doubt, guaranteed”, said Paul.
If Froch had stayed another six or eight years he might have been known to casuals in America, but he wasn’t. He was in too much of a hurry to get out of the sport after twice beating the unproven Groves.
These aren’t really boxing fans. They’re Jake’s followers, so it makes sense that they’ve never heard of or seen the gray-haired Froch before. He could very well have existed for Mesozoic Era, 66 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Jake says he’s not going to give the money-hungry Froch the payday he craves without him earning it, proving he can beat former UFC champion Silva first.
That’s the only deal Paul can offer Froch. If he wants that payday, he will, but if he thinks he’s going to cut corners and avoid a risky fight with the 47-year-old southpaw Silva, he’s out of luck.
Jake Paul (6-0, 4 KOs) will face boxer Tommy Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) this Sunday, February 26th, in an eight-round bout at the DAZN PPV at Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.