• Super-middleweight

Hearn keen for Froch-Golovkin showdown

ESPN staff
June 30, 2013
Gennedy Golovkin could face Carl Froch next year © Getty Images

Eddie Hearn believes Carl Froch is the man to end Gennady Golovkin's unbeaten streak in a fight that could be set up for next year.

Golovkin destroyed Englishman Matthew Macklin in Connecticut on Saturday night, in what the Kazakhstani described as "an easy fight" to extend his record to 27-0.

It now remains to be seen if Golovkin can be tempted into moving up a division to take on Froch, with Hearn keen to get the pair in the ring.

"Golovkin is one of 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," the promoter told Sky Sports.

"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 [against] 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."

Froch is due to fight again in November or December with a deciding fight against Mikkel Kessler being considered.

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