Bernard Hopkins tells ‘coward’ Carl Froch to pick a venue
Legend of boxing Bernard Hopkins is hell bent on securing a fight with Carl Froch after recently being dismissed by the Briton as a future opponent.
The 50 year-old, who ended a record-breaking reign as light-heavyweight champion when defeated by Sergey Kovalev in late 2014, is open to helping Froch realise his dream of headlining Las Vegas and had some choice words to say to the WBA super-middleweight champion in order to be given the chance.
“You should put all the pressure on that coward that calls himself one of the greatest European fighters of all time,” Hopkins told Sky Sports.
“If he wants to fight before he retires as he was quoted: ‘I want to fight in Vegas’.
“Well, I haven’t fought in Vegas in multiple years. We can do it in Vegas, let’s get our people together and talk. Or we can fight in the UK. He thought that was going to be something that was going to be a snag.
“Where a square ring is at, is my home. I’ve been all over fighting. I’ve never ducked where I fight.”
Froch is nursing an elbow injury which scuppered his chances of facing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a Stateside March encounter, and is known to be aiming for a summer comeback against a big name.
Potential foe Chavez has laid into Hopkins with some insults of his own in a bid to move closer towards a match-up against the Philadelphian and it will be interesting to see if any of the trio end up sharing a ring in the coming months.