Carl Froch slams Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou match-up 'absolute load of s**t'

Carl Froch is angry about the match-up between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou, thinks Oleksandr Usyk should have gotten the fight.

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Welp, not everyone is excited about Tyson Fury fighting MMA star Francis Ngannou.

Carl Froch is one of those people.

On Tuesday, shortly after the match was announced the former boxing champion turned analyst and commentator, spoke with and he didn't hold back how he felt.

“Frank Warren’s just announced Tyson Fury will fight Francis Ngannou {in October}, who is an MMA fighter, so it's another crossover fight – load of rubbish. He’s on about, ‘the game’s changed, it’s going to change the whole sport’. Absolute load of s**t. I don't like swearing, but it's a load of s**t. We don’t want to see that fight. We want to see Tyson Fury in there with Usyk.”

Froch probably isn't alone in his feelings. Many people in the boxing community have voiced their concerns over another MMA fighter-Boxing star crossover fight, especially with legitimate boxers like Oleksandr Usyk on hold.

The pair had been going through talks for a rematch earlier this year but the fight was never able to come to fruition, for whatever reason.

In fact, Alexander Krassyuk, the promoter for Usyk, thinks Ngannou should be stripped of his title for his inactivity.

"I don’t think it should be relinquished, no. He can be stripped for only one reason if he does not comply with the WBC rules. According to my understanding, he does," Krassyuk told Seconds Out (h/t Boxing Scene). "At least he did, he fought [Dillian] Whyte for the mandatory, and now they have to appoint a new mandatory because a new mandatory is not appointed."

He continued, “So, he is not actually breaking any rule of the WBC, but from a sports point of view he has to be stripped because he stays inactive for so long and he’s cheating people [by] announcing fights that don’t take place.”

Egis Klimas, Usyk's manager also spoke out about the booking.

"The biggest joke ever in boxing!!! I am sorry it’s not boxing it’s circus becoming from positive person in boxing to negative joker in circus," he tweeted.

There's no news on what's next for Usyk now that Fury is officially out of the picture.

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