World number one middleweight Gennady Golovkin has lashed out at Carl Froch after a potential fight with ‘GGG’ was shut down by the former super-middleweight champion.
Tom Loeffler recently joked he and Eddie Hearn – Froch’s former promoter – had met to discuss arranging a fight between the two, but while Golovkin may be eager, Froch looks set to avoid going toe-to-toe with the undefeated champion.
Speaking to Boxing News, Carl Froch discussed the possibility of fighting Golovkin, but claimed he is too small and is yet to prove himself against elite opponents.
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Golovkin took to social media, labelling Froch as “just another clown” on Twitter before goading him for not taking the fight.
‘Triple G’ also sent messages to Hearn and Loeffler, telling them to stop rehashing the possibility of this fight over and over, unless they can actually deliver the bout.
Despite not having an opponent lined up for 2017, Golovkin has been earmarked to box in early 2017 and is reportedly in training already, while it looks as though Froch will remain happily retired and far away from the ‘Kazakh Thunder God of War.’
Danny Jacobs is widely regarded as being his next opponent even though their original fight, which was scheduled for December 10, was cancelled a few weeks ago.
Golovkin was last in action against Kell Brook, who he dismantled with relative ease.
As for Froch, his last boxing match was against George Groves back in 2014, and despite himself saying the fight isn't happening, his last opponent believes he could be convinced.
Groves said in a recent interview that he thinks if the deal is right, Froch would take the chance to fight Golovkin.
It could be a matter of watch this space.