Froch-GGG talks cool off

Middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin is willing to go to England to fight Carl Froch. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

The conversations that were going on in an effort to make a super middleweight blockbuster between former titleholder Carl Froch and middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin have cooled off, according to Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions.

Loeffler and Froch promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing have been talking about the possibility of the fight, but Loeffler told ESPN.com Thursday, "Eddie says that Froch hasn't decided yet if he is going to fight or not, so I am checking all other options to see what is the best one for GGG. Hopefully, we should have something more firm in the next couple of weeks."

The talks for the fight heated up in the wake of Golovkin's one-sided sixth-round knockout of Willie Monroe on May 16 -- GGG's 20th consecutive knockout and 14th title defense. Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) has been searching for a big-name opponent to face him and is willing to move up in weight to fight Froch. Golovkin is also willing to go to Froch's home country of England for the proposed bout.

But Froch (33-2, 24 KOs), who has not fought in 13 months since knocking out George Groves in their world title rematch before some 80,000 at Wembley Stadium in London, has since vacated one title, been stripped of another and is contemplating retirement.