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Exclusive: Loeffler stresses GGG wants unification, but would consider 168 Froch bout in US or UK

Phil Jay 04/12/2015
Carl Froch Gennady Golovkin

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Respected promoter Tom Loeffler has reiterated that current pound for pound star Gennady Golovkin would accept a move up to super middleweight in order to face ex-world champion Carl Froch.

Loeffler originally confirmed ‘GGG’ would head up the necessary eight pounds earlier this week on the back of Froch publicly declaring his own view that Golovkin would be looking for some sort of catchweight if they fought.

The only thing Loeffler did stress to WBN is the Golovkin is fully focusing his efforts on unifying the middleweight division and would only consider Froch if a solid offer came on the table from Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn.

“As I said previously, Golovkin is willing to face Froch at the 168 pound limit, but I need to stress that the priority for ‘GGG’ is to unify all the 160 belts,” Loeffler exclusively told World Boxing News.

“If the opportunity to fight Froch presented itself then we would be willing to discuss the fight at 168.

“It would be a major fight and could be in Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden or even Wembley, whichever makes the most sense.

“For PPV revenue, it would make the most sense to stage Golovkin v Froch in the US,” he added.

With HBO fully backing Golovkin as a pay-per-view operator, it’s doubtful the network would be on board with their major player heading to foreign soil to battle Froch, even if Wembley does seat 80,000 plus at capacity.

Froch knocked out Brit rival George Groves at the National Stadium before hanging up his gloves but has admitted a Las Vegas swansong was on his mind when looking into a possible farewell bout earlier this year.

The new MGM – AEG Arena opens in April 2016 and could see 20,000 cram into the venue for a potential Golovkin-Froch offering, although any deal obviously comes down to ‘The Cobra’ formally coming out of retirement and seeking out the hard-hitting Kazakh for his return.