Froch versus Golovkin? Eddie Hearn says both camps talking
British super middleweight star Carl Froch could take on WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin in a potential farewell fight, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Froch, rated No. 1 by THE RING at 168 pounds, has recently hinted at retirement, but Golovkin’s camp says their fighter is willing to move up in weight for what would be a thunderous, and lucrative, non-title collision.
“I’ve seen reports regarding a potential fight with Carl Froch and Golovkin. It’s a huge fight and we are certainly talking,” said Hearn when interviewed by Sky Sports.
“At some point this fight becomes too big to ignore but at this stage we still don’t know if Carl will fight again. You know Carl will fight anyone and if it’s a fight he can get up for, and it does happen, then it will be a huge event. I can’t rule it out but I also can’t rule out Carl retiring.”
Golovkin (33-0, 30 knockouts) has previously talked about dropping down to junior middleweight for a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but that matchup appears unrealistic. Froch, who has been inactive for 12 months, has said he will only fight again if the bout excites him and this pairing would excite just about anyone in the boxing business.
Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler, talking to Boxingscene.com, earlier said: “We’ve told Froch’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, that Gennady will go to 168 pounds to fight Carl in what would be a tremendous fight.”
Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing