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According to the Daily Mail, a possible super fight between two-time 168-pound champion Carl Froch and undefeated Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is being discussed by the fighters’ respective teams.
At 37, Froch is in the twilight of his career, and has not fought since filling up Wembley Stadium in a sensational KO win against George Groves in May of 2014.
A fight with Golovkin, it seems, would be a fight Froch is willing to make before retiring.
“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,” Froch’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, told the Daily Mail.
Golovkin, on the other hand, is 33 years old, has fought four times since last May, and is still waiting for a big fight.
At the post-fight press conference for his knockout win over Willie Monroe Jr., Golovkin said he has his eyes set on the Middleweight division with a possible fight against lineal champion Miguel Cotto. The winner of Lemieux-N’Dam, which is for the vacant IBF crown, and WBO champion Andy Lee are also in the mix.
However, his team also said that a lucrative fight would merit a move to Super Middleweight.
A fight with Froch, which could be the final cherry atop of Froch’s prolific career and would definitely fill up Wembley Stadium, fits that description.
Froch is naturally bigger, has faced the best in his division, and has an iron chin that would test a man who has never seen Round 12.
Golovkin, however, boasts a scary KO percentage, has stood his ground with larger opponents in the amateurs such as Lucian Bute and Andre Dirrell, and is in the prime of his career.
Froch told the Daily Mail, “If I fight Golovkin I will back him up, take what he’s got and beat him up.”
Whether or not he actually beats him up is in question, but Froch definitely has what it takes to back Golovkin up and to finally test Golovkin the way many GGG detractors have hoped to see.
So, if it gets made, who wins?
Sound off and let us know in the comments section.
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