Carl Froch: "Klitschko is Frightened of His Own Shadow"

Boxing Scene Mark Vester31st May, 2009

WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch sees himself and David Haye as the two fighters who will likely take over the British throne of Ricky Hatton. With Hatton nearly retired and Joe Calzaghe walking away a few months ago, Froch and Haye have emerged as the two likely candidates to take over Hatton's position as the most popular fighter in England. Junior welterweight Amir Khan, a big ticket seller, should also be included in that group.

"I'm not big on the celebrity thing. I'm a grounded individual," Haye said to The People. "But I know it's important to have to raise your profile and it's probably between me and David Haye as to who takes on Ricky Hatton's mantle."

Froch is backing Haye to knock Wladimir Klitschko out when they face off in Germany on June 20. He sees Klitschko as a fighter who doesn't take chances and fights scared in the ring. Haye is a heavy underdog in the fight.

"I'm Britain's only World Champion though I think next month David will knock out Wladimir Klitschko, who is frightened of his own shadow," Froch said