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Carl Froch advises Francis Ngannou to fight Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua next as he says Tyson Fury will be psychologically damaged

Carl Froch believes Francis Ngannou should ‘roll the dice’ and go into another huge fight following his clash with Tyson Fury.

On Saturday night, Ngannou put in an impressive performance, as he dropped Tyson Fury in their ten-round bout, but lost by a controversial split decision.

Ngannou dropped Fury during their fight, but ultimately lost on points

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Ngannou dropped Fury during their fight, but ultimately lost on pointsCredit: Getty

Many people, including former super middleweight world champion Froch, believe Ngannou deserved to win the fight.

And Froch was so impressed that he wants to see Ngannou stay in boxing to compete against the best in the division.

Appearing on the talkSPORT Breakfast show, he said: “I’d give him one or two more fights at a top ten or top 15 level, put him in there with someone like a Derek Chisora or even a Dillian Whyte that sort of level.

Joseph Parker boxed on the bill that night and he looked pretty good actually and he’s only 31, he might still have a bit of a career ahead of him, but that sort of level.

“And then, have a crack at the big ones because that was a ten rounder against Fury, obviously pro boxing is twelve rounds and he’s not used to doing it, so he needs some training camps and some sparring.

“Or, just roll the dice, if he can get a big fight with someone like Usyk or Anthony Joshua, or the rematch with Fury, do that.

“Big money fights and that’s what he’s in it for, he’s just made big money, so why not go back in there with a couple more big money fights.

“And then retire a hero because the public absolutely love this Ngannou guy.”

And now Froch thinks he should aim for fights with Joshua and Usyk

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And now Froch thinks he should aim for fights with Joshua and UsykCredit: talkSPORT

As for Fury, Froch thinks that a performance like that could have an affect on his mental state.

“To lose a fight which he thinks he’s gonna win really easily, that’s a massive psychological hit for him,” Froch remarked.

“He’s gone in there expecting to win this fight, no problem at all, have a little move around and a spar and he’s ended up being in a really competitive boxing match and everybody thinks he’s lost.

“So, psychologically that’s got to be damaging… that’s got to have done his head in.”


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