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Watch: Usyk comically blanks Carl Froch after 80,000 Wembley boast

Oleksandr Usyk had no clue what Carl Froch was talking about after boasting about his biggest night.

Froch met up with the heavyweight champion at the London leg of the Usyk vs. Joshua 2 press tour.

During their brief meeting, Froch comically thought it was an excellent time to remind everyone that he once fought in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium.

Oleksandr Usyk Carl Froch

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In the clip captured by Pro Boxing Fans, Usyk looked bewildered as Froch ranted on like a retired fighter trying to cling to his glory night.

Usyk had no choice but to blank the “Cobra” and tell him he needed to leave by gesturing to walk away with his fingers.

The night Froch talked about is one he won’t let anyone forget. In 2014, he stopped George Groves in the rematch nobody needed, but every British boxing fan seemingly wanted to attend.

Froch vs Groves II

At the time, Froch was riding high in the pound-for-pound ratings. Up-and-comer Groves attempted to build on his surprise performance in their first fight.

After dropping Froch early on, Groves was halted prematurely in many eyes. This refereeing decision led to a rematch that would settle the score on May 31, 2014.

Both fighters had their moments early on. However, Groves took the first three rounds on the sheer volume of punches.

Froch came on strong from rounds four to six – which saw the pair begin to exchange more in replicating the first fight.

In the seventh, Groves rocked Froch with a straight left hand, indicating that the Londoner may begin to get the upper hand on the unified title holder. At the same time, nobody could have foreseen what was to come.

Carl Froch

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A massive right hand over the top from Froch connected on Groves’ jaw as he tried to throw his own shot. There was no recovering from what was a shuddering hit.

It’s probably the best punch ever connected by ‘The Cobra’ to date.

Groves, 26, was sprawled on the canvas, motionless. His leg caught on the ring apron as referee Charlie Fitch waved the fight off immediately without a count.

Let us all never forget, even though Usyk had absolutely no idea.

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