Anthony Joshua accused of deleting texts to Carl Froch before he can read them

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Anthony Joshua accused of deleting texts to Carl Froch before he can read them
Anthony Joshua accused of deleting texts to Carl Froch before he can read them

Carl Froch says Anthony Joshua often sends him messages on WhatsApp but deletes them before he can read them.

It's not the first time former super-middleweight king Froch has spoken about Joshua sliding into his DM's, as he claims 'AJ' wasn't happy with comments he made about his performance against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019. Joshua lost his unified heavyweight titles to Ruiz in a stunning upset but won them back in their rematch, although Froch was less than impressed with the Brit's showing in the second fight.

Froch insisted he doesn't have an agenda against Joshua as he thinks the former two-time heavyweight champion is easily offended. "I have no personal animosity with him, but when I speak on my channel I just try to be honest. I say what the fans are thinking and sometimes it hurts people. They know the truth hurts. 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," he told Daily Star.

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Joshua is currently training out in Texas under coach Derrick James ahead of his rematch against Dillian Whtyte on August 12. The fight marks Joshua's second fight under James, as he split with longtime trainer Robert McCracken after his first loss to Oleksandr Usyk and also parted ways with Robert Garcia after losing his rematch against the Ukrainian.

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Froch took issue with comments Joshua made about McCracken, who guided 'AJ' to becoming a two-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist. "He recently parted company with Rob McCracken which I have got no problem with at all," Froch said of Joshua's coaching split.

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"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."

Froch was trained by McCracken during his well-accomplished career but 'AJ' recently put the trainer's guidance in question by using Froch's nose as evidence. Joshua said he was getting hit too much when being coached by McCracken and blamed the trainer for not teaching him correct defence. Froch fired back at 'AJ' for the "b**** move" and said he was wrong to criticise McCracken's training.

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