Respected coach Abel Sanchez has confirmed to WBN that talk of a potential fight between Gennady Golovkin and Carl Froch has quietened down as his fighter plots a return to action in the coming months.
Golovkin, who holds the WBA and IBO titles at middleweight, is on the lookout for a massive test in the ilk of Froch or even the world’s best fighter, Floyd Mayweather Jr and says ‘GGG’ would have no problem travelling to the UK to face ‘The Cobra’ at 168lbs.
“Froch’s bravery appears to have been all talk, he has stopped all interview rants, so I assume he is just talking like the rest,” Sanchez exclusively told World Boxing News.
“GGG and his team have stated that we would go to the UK to fight him and that Froch and Floyd Mayweather talks are the biggest fights out there for us.”
Asked whether any contact has been made between Golovkin and Mayweather about a possible clash, Sanchez added: “No, if Floyd is really considering a fight, I’m sure he will reach out.
“Floyd is a great fighter with great accomplishments. If he does, it will be because he needs a mental motivation and a challenge,” he added.
Talk of Mayweather fighting the likes of Andre Berto or Karim Mayfield has surfaced since a tongue in cheek remark that the pound for pound number one made at the Broner v Porter media day, whilst Keith Thurman now seems to have been ruled out.
‘Money’ said in the aftermath of Broner’s loss to Porter that he would like to see Errol Spence face Thurman on his undercard, therefore leaving Amir Khan and Kell Brook in with more of a chance of sealing a career-defining chance on September 12.
For the much-feared Golokvin, it looks more likely that the undefeated knockout specialist will be back in action around August or September in another defence of his unified 160lb belts.