Boxing legend Carl Froch has caused a stir after claiming the earth is “flat” and that Nasa is “fake” in a new interview.

Froch, who was a world a world champion at super middleweight, made the claims on the Pound for Pound with Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver podcast.

Not buying the science, he is adamant there is “no proof” of the earth is a globe. And the ‘Cobra’ also questions the legitimacy of space agency Nasa, claiming they use “CGI images” – adding that he needs further proof.

“The Earth is flat, 100 per cent,” Froch said.

“There’s no proof of the Earth’s curvature and this fake space agency Nasa use CGI images and every one is different.

“I’m looking at them thinking, ‘Hang on a minute, they’re like cartoons’.

“When someone like Richard Branson goes up there and starts doing chartered flights… and you can look back on Earth and see the Earth’s curvature, I’ll believe the Earth is a globe.”

Froch’s bizarre statements did not stop there. He went on say that the Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landing on the moon in July 1969 from the Apollo 11 spaceflight was fake.

The 45-year-old, 33-2 in boxing, was best known for knocking out George Groves in front of 90,000 people at Wembley and constantly bringing it up whenever he could.

Image: AlamyHowever, he’s not getting stick aplenty for his recent comments – with fans thinking he might just have taken too many hits to the head.

One fan wrote: “Man who gets punched in the head for work thinks world is flat…go figure.”

A second said: “I’ve always wondered but never found out but the people who believe this, what do NASA or whoever gain from lying about this exactly?”

A third joked: “Best advertisement for the banning of boxing.”

A fourth commented: “Sounds like he’s had too many blows to the head during his boxing career.”

Other high-profile sports stars who have advocated the conspiracy theory are Freddie Flintoff, Shaquille O’Neal and Kyrie Irving.