Froch has final say on GGG fight – Loeffler
Gennady Golokvin’s promoter Tom Loeffler has informed WBN that a fight against Carl Froch can happen soon and all the ex-world champion has to do is say the word.
Loeffler is on the lookout for a huge fight to boost the Kazakh’s profile even further and super middleweight Froch is one of those on the shortlist, alongside Floyd Mayweather Jr and the winner of Miguel Cotto v Canelo Alvarez.
Contact has been made between Team Golokvin and Froch’s handler Eddie Hearn, although the final decision on whether the fight goes ahead is ultimately down to ‘The Cobra’ ahead of a possible retirement announcement.
“I have been in contact with Eddie and the only factor he was waiting on was whether Carl decides if he is going to fight it not,” Loeffler exclusively told World Boxing News.
“The economics of a fight between Golokvin and Froch are big enough that it will get worked out if Carl decides to fight again.”
Froch, 37, has been out of action since knocking out George Groves in front of 80,000 people at Wembley Stadium in May 2014 and word from Hearn is that stepping away from the ring is the likely scenario for his charge.
The IBF and WBA have both since stripped Froch of the world titles he defended against Groves and whether the veteran fancies sharing the ring with the most feared puncher in the world is highly doubtful as his glittering career comes to an end.
Golovkin, on the other hand, has begun training to boil down to 154lbs for a potential clash with Mayweather in September, although the WBA and IBO champion is currently thought to be an outsider to land the coveted spot in Las Vegas.