How does Froch-Golovkin sound?
- Updated: May 26, 2015
Carl Froch gave the nod for his team to begin negotiations for a potential match against undefeated middleweight titan Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin.
“If I fight Golovkin I will back him up, take what he’s got and beat him up,” Froch said in the Daily Mail.
Froch has not fought since his eight round KO over George Groves, which drew 80,000 to Wembley Stadium. Froch’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, believes a match against Golovkin will also draw well in the same venue.
“I’ve now spoken with Carl directly about this and he is interested. I only want him to take it if he’s genuinely motivated because it is a high-risk fight.
“But it would be massive and we can fill Wembley again. Given Carl’s interest, we have already opened negotiations with Golovkin’s people and they are very keen.”
Since Froch’s last fight, there were rumors of a possible bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., possibly in Las Vegas, which never came to fruition. Rumors of retirement were also noted for Froch.
The fight would represent perhaps the toughest of Froch’s borderline Hall of Fame worthy career, yet a lucrative farewell fight due to a sizeable fan base likely to attend Wembley, Golovkin with his own fan base, and input from HBO.
Golovkin is fresh off his 20th consecutive knockout over Willie Monroe, Jr., from The Forum in Inglewood, California. Afterward, GGG continued to call for matches against Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.
Golovkin’s promoter expressed interest in fighting Froch, even though it would represent a move up in weight for his fighter.
“We’ve told Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn that Gennady will go to 168lbs to fight Carl in what would be a tremendous fight. But it is not clear whether Carl will retire or fight again.”
“Golovkin is the most feared fighter in the world now and Carl doesn’t need this fight. But he says he is intrigued by how he would deal with him. He’s crazy that way.