Carl Froch was on The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo today to talk about his recent decision to leave promoter Mick Hennessy, Lucian Bute, and other topics.
A few quotes below.
On his plans to find a new promoter: "Right now I'm representing myself, then after I win the Super Six I will talk to someone in England."
On why he left Hennessy Sports: "Yes, (not getting the exposure in the UK) is one of the reasons. This is a less than amicable split (with Hennessy)."
On fighting on Sky Sports: "It's looking like I'm doing a deal with Sky TV to have my next fight there. We're 90% confident."
On Lucian Bute: "I'm not a big fan of Lucian Bute. How can he be ranked above me?"
On middleweight champ Sergio Martinez: "If Martinez could come up to super middleweight, I'd love that fight. He deserves respect but I'd beat him in style."
The interview is definitely worth a listen, and for those who also follow MMA, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney was also a guest on the program.
As for Froch leaving Hennessy, the reasons are not a surprise. Froch has become one of the premier fighters in the United Kingdom and indeed the world, and he hasn't been featured on Sky Sports. That's unforgivable from his standpoint; his fights, which have been routinely tough matchups, haven't even been given the exposure granted to Prizefighter. That's just not right. There will be plenty of promoters happy to snap him up whenever he's ready.
Froch faces Glen Johnson on June 4 in Atlantic City in the semi-finals of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.