Thursday, May 21, 2015
GGG May Fight Carl Froch
The days of everyone saying Gennady Golovkin can't get a solid opponent may well be close to over. Various outlets are reporting that team GGG is talking to team Carl Froch, which means a battle between the rising middleweight and the soon to be retiring super middleweight star might be close at hand.
First things first - this is exciting stuff, even if it doesn't come to fruition. Who wouldn't want to see these two in the ring together? GGG is taking the sport by storm. He's like a destructive machine with nuanced boxing skill,s to boot. As for Froch, the man is pure warrior. What's more, his photo perfect victory over antagonist George Groves in front of 80,000 people last year was the stuff of legend.
This has the makings of a real attraction.
Still, let's face it, Froch hasn't fought in a year. What's more, he's no kid. There's a real good reason why the guy's thinking retirement at this point. Does he really want to go in with GGG right now? I'm afraid this might smack of Marciano-Louis or Holmes-Ali, where a great master on the decline was destroyed by a younger superstar.
Then again, this is Carl Froch we're talking about here. And, quite frankly, he's not a guy you simply go and write off. It would be nice to see the man finally get some American spotlight time, as well. Sure, his fight with Andre Ward was a big match, but this will be a VERY big match. Win, lose or draw, Americans will know who Carl Froch is, and that ain't a bad thing. It's also good to keep in mind that GGG, not Froch, is reportedly the one who would be switching weight classes here.
Interesting all around.