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Froch: I don’t think Golovkin would be the same at 168lbs

Phil Jay 23/05/2015

Carl Froch has spoken publicly about the possibility of fighting feared middleweight puncher Gennady Golovkin as the Nottingham fighter approaches the first anniversary of his famous victory over George Grove at Wembley.

The 37 year-old blasted Groves out in front of 80,000 fans in London last May and rumours have been strong that Froch will now retire after ‘The Cobra’ dropped both his WBA and IBF super middleweight titles rather than facing his mandatory challengers.

Golovkin, who holds the WBA and IBO belts at 160lbs, has made contact with Froch about potentially fighting in Las Vegas or back at the national stadium in England, and promoter Eddie Hearn has held talks with representatives of ‘GGG’ to put the feelers out.

Speculation is mounting that Froch is ready to fight one more time against the pound for pound star in the summer, although the three-time world champion was giving nothing away and questioned whether Golovkin can be as potent at the higher weight limit.

“Can Golovkin bring the power up? Can he do it at super middleweight? – We’d find out if we fight,” Froch told Sky Sports in his role as a pundit for the Andre Dirrell and James DeGale fight.

“He’s obviously very, very good. He’s a ferocious puncher,” Froch went on. “But he’s not a real, fast, skilful fighter. Can he make the step-up to super middleweight and be the same fighter? I don’t think he can.

“If he comes up to super-middleweight, it’s a fight that is exciting, he added.

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