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Carl Froch believes he would have been ‘too much’ for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in his prime

Carl Froch is of the opinion that he would have relished a fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in his prime.

The Mexican fights Caleb Plant on Saturday to defend his WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring super middleweight titles, along with dethroning Sweethands of his IBF super middleweight title.

Alvarez has had an incredible career so far, winning 56 out of his 59 fights, with his only defeat coming against Floyd Mayweather.

The 31-year-old is well on course to be held in the same regard as the likes of Froch, and probably even higher, if we’re being brutally honest.

The Cobra said that he would have loved to take on Alvarez during his heyday and added that he would have been too much for the Mexican.

Speaking to Pro Boxing Fans, Froch said: “I would have loved that fight. If I was in prime and my prime being the back end of my career. 

“I beat Lucian Bute in that obliteration and I had the rematch with Mikkel Kessler and then two George Groves fights, which I wasn’t fully motivated for the first Groves fight, but I was for the second.

“I was a mature, seasoned, professional world champion. I had suffered defeats, come back and won.

So, me in my prime at about 34, 35-years-old against Canelo Alvarez, I think I would have been too much for him.

“I think that myself, the viewers and the listeners can think what they want, but I back myself in fights. 

“Against smaller people like Arthur Abraham, who was knocking everybody over and everybody was frightened to death of getting in with him, I just totally outboxed him and battered him like he’d never been battered before.



“So, when I look at Canelo Alvarez, and I’ve met him and shook his hand before the Billy Joe Saunders fight, because we’ve interviewed him on DAZN, I was looking at him and sizing him up and he’s about 5ft 8 and I shook his hand and his hands aren’t very big.

“We didn’t have a pull or a push or anything, it was amicable! But I was looking at him thinking, ‘I’m not so sure you’d get near me and if you did I’m happy to put one into you, because of the size.’”

Froch is considered to be one of the greatest super middleweight boxers of all time and he retired in 2014 as the WBA (Unified) and IBF super middleweight champion.

A fight between Alvarez and Froch in his pomp would certainly have been something to watch. While that may not happen, who knows, maybe we might see the duo box it out in an exhibition bout at some point in the future.

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