By Trevor McIntyre: Former super middleweight champion Carl ‘Cobra’ Froch came out of the woodwork on Friday to tell the retiring Lucian Bute “best of fortune ” with his retirement, then made a snide comment about how it was a pleasure for him “Cobra him” in their struggle in 2012.
This isn’t even the first time that Froch has obtained a shot in a slumping fighter. He also achieved it James DeGale announced his retirement.
Froch reminding the retiring Bute (32-5, 25 KOs) about a painful loss that happened on to him seems like a mean-spirited move on his role.
That will be an occasion at which people say positive things to a retiring fighter, who is best during his livelihood, but former IBF/WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Froch (33 2, 24 KOs) has divided out of the tradition by taking a shot Bute by seeming to gloat about his triumph .
Good luck to @butelucian in his retirement. A true gent and a excellent fighter. It was a pleasure to Cobra him 2012 👊🏼
— Carl Froch MBE (@Carl_Froch) March 22, 20-19
What causes this comment from Froch worse is Bute’s boxing career was never the same after his loss into Carl from 2012. Bute even confessed that his livelihood started going downhill after his knockout loss to Froch. The defeat didn’t even effect Bute therefore much , but rather mentally. He eventually became gun-shy after the loss to Froch, also he wasn’t able or willing to move after his competitions just like he’d done before the defeat.
Froch was a fantastic fighter, but he dropped Andre Ward at a clear defeat from the Super Six championship final at 2011, and also a lot of boxing fans think Froch deserved a defeat in his own struggle against Andre Dirrell at 2009 at Nottingham. Froch won that struggle by way of a 12 round split decision over Dirrell. Froch lucked out at certain instances that Joe Calzaghe retired without fighting him. Calzaghe’s fighting style could have been all wrong for Froch, also he likely would have fallen badly to him. Andre Ward didn’t even opt to gloat when Froch announced his retirement. He could have, but he didn’t. You can argue that Ward has too much class to take a go in a staggered fighter exactly the manner Froch did.