Carl Froch has questioned why Anthony Joshua continues to fight after losing three fights in the past three years.
“The Cobra,” who also considered Joshua’s Wembley bid due to his win over George Groves in 2014, believes the Londoner has ruined things.
Froch asked if lack of confidence crept into AJ’s performance, as it did after his victory over Groves at the National Stadium.
Carl Froch asks why Anthony Joshua is not retiring
“When you do that, and you become a world champion, you have a lot of peace. You almost start questioning being a boxer,” Froch told William Hill’s Stripped.
“I think this is Anthony Joshua’s problem now. Andy Ruiz Jr. beat him. That gave him a mental scar.
“Now he knows he can get injured. He knows he can stop. But then again, AJ is worth £100 million, minimum.
“If you get what you want in life and achieve it, why go back in the ring and punch yourself?
“Why would you? It’s a dangerous game.”
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The former Showtime Super Series finalist added: “You have to weigh whether the risk is worth the reward.
“What am I saying? Some extra money I don’t need and will never spend?
“What is the risk? It could be goodbye. I think when you reach a certain level in boxing. You’ve made your money, and your legacy is safe.
“Like when I boxed at Wembley and Chinned Groves, I had nothing to do.
“You are on top of this mountain. All you can do is come down the other side.”
waste of time
Joshua was recently linked with a fight with Tyson Fury but he could not accept the terms offered by the “Gypsy King.” Promoter Eddie Hearn has since made several accusations as to why the former two-time heavyweight champion didn’t take the offer.
One is the date, which Hearn says is not what his fighter wants despite initially agreeing to a 60-40 deal.
Since then, Joshua has been linked with a fight with Chris Arreola and Dillian Whyte, which would be a waste of time at this stage.
Froch may be on to something with Anthony Joshua’s retirement call. Perhaps his compatriot and former Sky Sports team-mate will take his advice.
Unless Fury or Deontay Wilder come to the table, it has nothing to do with Joshua’s future legacy.
The only thing that will work is to make more money.
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