Former British boxer, Carl Froch, has strongly criticized Anthony Joshua’s recent performance during his victory over Robert Helenius last weekend, describing the showing as ‘awful.’
Helenius, who stepped in as a last-minute replacement at London’s O2 arena after Joshua’s original opponent, Dillian Whyte, was withdrawn from the match due to a failed drug test.
Despite Joshua emerging victorious with a seventh-round knockout of the Finnish fighter, the bout and his overall performance have faced considerable backlash from fans, who deemed it a lackluster display.
Carl Froch, a former middleweight champion, didn’t hold back in his assessment of Joshua’s win. Froch asserted that the outcome of the fight and Joshua’s performance wouldn’t have posed any significant challenge to his potential future adversary, Deontay Wilder.
‘That performance was awful, it was terrible, he was tentative, he was gun-shy.’ Froch told On Fighting.
‘He’s not rebuilding, he’s not learning on the job. He’s 33 years old and he needs to be getting a move on with good performances.”
“Deontay Wilder will be watching that performance absolutely licking his lips.”