Golovkin: I’ll fight Froch in UK

Gennady Golovkin is prepared to step up to super-middleweight and come to London to make a fight with Carl Froch happen.

The WBA’s fearsome middleweight champion would have to move up a division to take on Froch, who is still contemplating whether to quit or carry on more than a year on from his second victory over George Groves.

The two Britons packed out Wembley Stadium for that fight, and the prospect of defending his unbeaten record in front of a hostile crowd is an incentive for Golovkin.

“Froch is a proven warrior in the ring with a big punch,” said the Kazakh, who has stopped all but three of his 33 opponents and was last taken the distance seven years ago.

“He filled Wembley in his last fight with George Groves and I have fought in some of the biggest arenas in the US, so it would be a huge worldwide event and a big test for me.

“I was in London a few months ago and the people there invited me to come over again, so yes – I would come to Britain.”

Golovkin also told The Sun he would be confident of victory, saying: “I think you’ll see a lot of action and a KO if the fight with Froch takes place.”

Froch’s friend and promoter Eddie Hearn last month told Sky Sports News HQ talks between the two camps were ongoing.