Golovkin's promoter reacts to Froch-DeGale, weight claim

By Steve Kim

Despite what Carl Froch is stating, according to Tom Loeffler, the managing director of K2 Promotions, a bout between 'the Corbra' and Gennady Golovkin would be contested at the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds.

Froch has suddenly expressed an interest in facing IBF belt-holder James Degale and in this article is claiming that Golovkin is demanding that he move down in weight 'substantially' .

But according to Loeffler - "I've always maintained that out of respect to Carl and what he accomplished at 168 that Gennady would fight him at 168-pounds. There was never any discussions of catch-weights between Eddie Hearn and myself."

So have they turned the page on a potential fight with Froch?

"It's still to be seen if (Froch) fights at all or retires, then you can't blame him for not fighting Gennady but if he's fighting somebody else than he clearly is avoiding Gennady - especially at 168-pounds," said Loeffler, who in the past has made it clear that they are more than willing to face Froch in England.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Foreign Soil on 07-04-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;15843212]Settle for the bigger money fight against a champion in his weight division who had a better win than all of GGG's combined.[/QUOTE] I hope you arent talking about Dirrell. Froch is choosing another flawed opponent who gasses…

Comment by b00g13man on 07-04-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;15844529]"Everyone's ducking GGG" What about Ward, Lara or DeGale? "Uhhm.....let's see an offer.....see ya!"[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;15844987]Doesn't look like he's "capitulating" much judging by my avatar. The rabid GGG fans and Tom Loeffler hang on his every word.…

Comment by i'm a fun haver on 07-03-2015

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;15844999]He was 173.5lbs two weeks before the Smith fight. So we can tick that excuse off.[/QUOTE] Did he fight at 168 or not, dipsh*t? No. He didn't. He doesn't even know what weight his next fight will be.…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 07-03-2015

[QUOTE=i'm a fun haver;15844809]Fights at 168...except when he needs a 172lb catchweight for a tune up. Dumb limey [email protected][/QUOTE] He was 173.5lbs two weeks before the Smith fight. So we can tick that excuse off.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 07-03-2015

[QUOTE=Barcham;15844770]Of course he gets it, it is simply more fun for him to troll people like you and me and get his jollies that way. I give these idiots a ton of chances but eventually they end up on my…

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