Froch digs at ’empty seats’
Karl Froch couldn’t resist a sly dig at appearances at the Tyson Fury vs Dillian White fight last night, while referring to the 80,000 he faced George Groves.
But if that is the final chapter, he may have ended his career with a . done with massive pay day In front of a record crowd at the National Stadium.
However, the former unified super middleweight champion froch Unable to resist the reference that he once boxed in front of 80,000 at Wembley while he was serving as a pundit for the event.
That was when he battled Groves in a rematch in 2014—and he wasn’t sure that Fury’s victory attracted a crowd of 94,000. Froch won that bout with KO and then retired, but he still talks about it regularly at every opportunity.
And yesterday during an appearance on BBC Breakfast News the interviewer asked him: “It’s such a big moment, isn’t it, for British boxing?” To which Froch replied: “Absolutely, it’s a big moment. What an opportunity.
“I don’t know if you know, but I once boxed here in front of 80,000 fans and this stadium, believe me, is an amazing place.”
And after Fury’s victory, he was asked about a crowd of 94,000, which he told ifl tv: “Did you count them? There were some empty seats.” This sent Twitter into meltdown, with one person replying: “Karl probably counted them.” Another added: “Classic by Froch!”