EDDIE HEARN is planning on hosting virtual press conferences for dream fights that never happened including Carl Froch vs Joe Calzaghe.
The promoter is attempting to get creative in order to fill the void left in boxing and other sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.
And Froch revealed on his podcast that former boss Hearn approached him about getting involved with some trash-talking against Welsh legend Calzaghe, who retired in 2008 at 46-0 before he could face The Cobra.
Froch said: "So, everyone is coming up with these innovative ideas to keep you busy, I mean everyone is doing their little training videos, aren't they?
"Now Eddie Hearn's come up with virtual press conferences. Which I think is a great idea by the way, fights that never happened and fights that people probably wanted to see happen."
Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn wants to pit former super-middleweight champions Froch and Calzaghe in part of the plan.
I said to (Hearn), ‘Forget the virtual one, we’ll do the press conference, but if we can get him out of retirement, I fancy a bit of that.’ I’ve always said I’ll come out of retirement for the right dance partner.Carl Froch calls out Joe Calzaghe
But Froch - who retired after knocking George Groves out in their 2014 rematch - wants to forget a virtual matchup and called for 48-year-old Calzaghe to come out of retirement and face him.
He said: “I thought, ‘He’s probably not gonna get Calzaghe on, he probably won’t fancy it.’
“I said to him, ‘Forget the virtual one, we’ll do the press conference, but if we can get him out of retirement, I fancy a bit of that.’ I’ve always said I’ll come out of retirement for the right dance partner.
"Obviously I’m not gonna jump in there with a current world champion who’s been active, but someone like Joe Calzaghe, I mean, I’m not being funny, I don’t wanna be horrible or disrespectful in any way, but it’s gonna sound like I am, even though I’m not, but have you seen the state of him?
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“Have you seen the size of his head? I don’t know why it’s swollen up so badly. He looks like he’s got high blood pressure. He looks a bit of a mess.
“So if he agreed to give me a fight, to come out of retirement, because of my cheek, and because of the way I’m speaking about him, then I’d definitely fancy a bit of that.
“But he ain’t gonna wanna come out because he knows he’d get absolutely flattened, because I am in good shape.”