Gennady Golovkin is still very much interested in a fight with Carl Froch according to his trainer, Abel Sanchez.
Last week, PunditArena reported that Froch’s former promoter, Eddie Hearn, had revealed the Nottingham fighter’s “burning curiosity” about Golovkin’s punching power in a column for the Daily Mail. He also wrote about how he had received a call from “The Cobra” following the Kazakh’s annihilation of Canadian bomber David Lemieux. Froch, said Hearn, was watching “GGG” “closer than most”.
He did somewhat play down the idea of a Froch comeback, but the information he had divulged was tantalizing.
If Froch does have any interest in stepping back into the line of fire to take on the middleweight titleholder, it appears as though the Golovkin team are willing to indulge the Englishman.
On a recent edition of On the Ropes, Abel Sanchez spoke about a possible Golovkin-Froch bout.
“Carl Froch is a guy that we’ve always respected. Golovkin respects him tremendously for what he’s accomplished. I think the fact that he’s such a draw in England and filled up the Wembley Stadium when he fought George Groves, he still is somebody that Golovkin would love to fight because of that”.
The Mexican coach also stated that, not only was his man willing move up in weight for that fight, but that he would also be willing to travel to the U.K.
“Golovkin is looking for the biggest names, the biggest fights, the biggest financial reward fights for him and Carl represents one of those. Whether it’s in England, whether it’s in New York or Las Vegas, I think that Golovkin is willing to go anywhere to fight Carl Froch, at 68[the super-middleweight limit of 168lbs]”.
In the same interview, Sanchez also reiterated Golovkin’s previous claims that he would be willing to cut to 154lbs for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout.
Between trying to lure superstars of varying weights out of retirement through his willingness to bounce around the weight classes, and his consistent calling out of every titleholder at middleweight, Golovkin is certainly solidifying his reputation as a fighter willing to take on anyone, anywhere.