CARL FROCH has received messages from both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after he slammed the heavyweight pair.
The former unified super-middleweight champion is no stranger to sharing his opinions on the British bruisers – which he’s done in numerousand on his podcast.
And he claims Joshua – who he’s been in a public war of words with over the last few months – has taken umbrage to his comments to the point where he’s angrily messaged him.
He told The Daily Star: “I have no personal animosity with him, but when I speak on my channel – Froch on Fighting, it’s the best YouTube channel out there – I just try to be honest.
“I say what the fans are thinking and sometimes it hurts people. They know the truth hurts.”
Froch claims Joshua quickly deletes his WhatsApp tirades before he gets the chance to read them.
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The 46-year-old added: “I have had three or four messages from AJ.
“But he has deleted them before I could see them on WhatsApp. That’s a true story.”
WBC heavyweight champion Fury has also taken exception to Froch’s recent comments about his upcoming fight with MMA star Francis Ngannou.
The Cobra revealed: “Tyson Fury messaged me the other day, just to justify the Ngannou fight, which is just about the money, but we know that anyway.
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“I have had a couple of messages but it’s all friendly, no nasty stuff.
“The only person who was ever nasty was George Groves.”
Froch’s recent gripe with Joshua stems from the former two-time unified heavyweight champion’s comments about his separation from long-time trainer Robert McCracken.
Froch said: “He recently parted company with Rob McCracken which I have got no problem with at all.
“But when he starts saying things like he has wasted his best years with Rob McCracken and he’s got to make up for lost time.
“I think, ‘Come on, he took you to Olympic gold, he took you to multiple world titles which you defended.
“‘You didn’t win it all; you lost to Ruiz and lost the rematch to Usyk with your new coach.
“Have some respect.'”
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Joshua, 33, will be back in action a week on Saturday in a domestic dust-up with long-time rival Dillian Whyte.
Fury’s controversial crossover clash with Ngannou, meanwhile, will take place inon October 28.
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