By James Slater
After Saturday night’s blistering display by superbly talented puncher Gennady Golovkin, you could not blame fighters for wanting to avoid the unbeaten middleweight champion. However, avoiding tough fights is just not super-middleweight ruler Carl Froch’s way, and today on Sky Sports, “The Cobra’s” promoter spoke about the possibility of a Froch-Golovkin showdown taking place next year – this despite the manner in which “GGG” destroyed the usually durable Matthew Macklin inside just three-rounds.
“Golovkin is one of the most widely avoided fighters on the planet and fair play to Macklin for stepping up, but Golovkin is a freak of nature. He’s a beast,” Eddie Hearn told Sky. “According to HBO he’d be willing to step up to super-middleweight and a fight with Carl Froch would just be epic. Froch, granite chin – Golovkin, one of the biggest pound-for-pound punchers in the world. Carl Froch will fight any man. Whilst Golovkin is largely avoided, Froch will quite willingly step up and ideally that is a fight that could happen in the middle of 2014.”
Wherever this would-be classic match-up took place, fans would very much want to see it. And, with names like Sergio Martinez likely to be unavailable for Golovkin any time soon, it just might be that a move up to 168-pounds is one Golovkin will take. The fans would be the real winners if a Golovkin-Froch fight took place.