Return of the Cobra?
Upon announcing his retirement in July of this year Carl Froch admitted that the desire had gone, that there were no fights left to motive him. After his dream of fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr under the bright lights of Vegas collapsed as the latter was stopped inside nine by Andrzej Fonfara. Froch hung up the gloves after destroying domestic rival George Groves in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium and took up a punditry position with Sky Sports here in the UK.
However the emergence of IBF and WBA champ Gennady Golovkin widely regarded by many as the pound for pound number one has prompted the Nottingham puncher to claim that the Kazakh has given him “the itch to get back into the ring”. GGG carries an impressive 34-0 record with a devastating 31 knockouts halting his last 21 opponents mostly recently IBF king David Lemieux inside eight. Froch a warrior known to never shy away from a fight taking on some of the worlds best in Mikkel Kessler, Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham to name a few has stated that a UK stadium fight possibly Wembley or Las Vegas as two potential venues for what would be one of the biggest fights in the sweet science.
The fight would be an intriguing one as the Cobra who has never been stopped in the professional ranks meets a fighter who no one to date as been able to hear the final bell against him in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds. It is believed that informal negotiations have begun between Froch and K2 promotions (Golovkin’s handlers) in Düsseldorf where GGG was ringside and Carl was working for Sky Sports where he chatted with Tom Loeffler, CEO of K2 Promotions which the fight possibly happening as a catchweight contest.
If the Briton was to return the ring it seems that the Golovkin fight is the only contest that reignites his desire to return to the squared circle as when asked about the possibility of meeting fellow countryman and current IBF champ James DeGale, Froch claims that its a fight that would be “too easy” for him adding that it is not a fight DeGale wants as he has stated in recent interviews that Froch is retired and should stay retired, the cobra seems to interpret this as a unwillingness on the formers part to take the fight.
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