Carl Froch calls out former rival Joe Calzaghe six years after retiring

Carl Froch has called out fellow former world champion Joe Calzaghe, 12 years after the Welshman retired.

Froch, 42, who himself retired in 2014, clamoured for a shot at Calzaghe, now 48, towards the end of his rival's career.

Calzaghe instead fought ring legends Roy Jones Jr and Bernard Hopkins while Froch went on to take his seat on his predecessor's super-middleweight throne.

Froch bowed out following his rematch victory over George Groves at Wembley but has flirted with a comeback since.

And he said: "[Promoter] Eddie Hearn sends me a message saying, 'I'm doing some virtual press conferences, I’m thinking about getting you and Calzaghe on.'

"I thought, 'He’s probably not going to get Calzaghe on, he probably won’t fancy it.'

"I said to him, 'Forget the virtual one, we’ll do the press conference, but if we can get him out of retirement, I fancy a bit of that.'

"I've always said I’ll come out of retirement for the right dance partner. Obviously I’m not going to jump in there with a current world champion who’s been active, but someone like Joe Calzaghe… I'm not being funny.

"I don’t want to be horrible or disrespectful in any way, but it's going sound like I am, even though I’m not, but have you seen the state of him?

"Have you seen the size of his head? I don’t know why it’s swollen up so badly. He looks like he’s got high blood pressure. He looks a bit of a mess.

"So if he agreed to give me a fight, to come out of retirement, because of my cheek, and because of the way I'm speaking about him, then I'd definitely fancy a bit of that.

"But he ain’t going wanna come out because he knows he’d get absolutely flattened, because I’m in good shape."

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