Golovkin saddles up with Cowboys

Gennadi Golovkin. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Boxing star Gennady Golovkin is off to the USA this weekend as a guest of the famous NFL team the Dallas Cowboys. With his eyes on unifying the Middleweight Division belts, Golovkin also hopes to tempt Carl Froch out of retirement.

The unbeaten Golovkin, aka 'GGG', will be a special guest of Jerry Jones and the Cowboys for their clash with the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Golovkin, along with his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, will also host media roundtables in Dallas and San Antonio.

"This is Gennady's first trip to Texas and we're honored that the Dallas Cowboys reached out and invited him as a special guest of their game on Sunday night," said Loeffler.

"Gennady has always stated that he will fight anywhere and he's looking forward to visiting Dallas and San Antonio towards having a future fight in either city."

"We've known for a long time that Gennady has a huge fan base in Texas and as we've just returned from the WBC Convention in China, his international popularity has continued to rapidly increase."

Golovkin recently won the IBF Middleweight Title from David Lemieux in an eighth-round stoppage in front of a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden and watched by millions around the world.

"The victory over Lemieux was Gennady's first world title unification and his immediate priority now is facing the winner of the Miguel Cotto/Canelo Alvarez bout in his next fight according to the WBC mandate," Loeffler added.

The Kazakh warrior is still willing to face Carl Froch, with Sanchez confirming his man is ready to travel wherever 'The Cobra' wants the fight staged.

"Golovkin is looking for the biggest names, the biggest fights, the biggest financial reward fights for him and Carl represents one of those," said Sanchez. "Whether it's in England, whether it's in New York or Las Vegas, I think that Golovkin is willing to go anywhere to fight Carl Froch."

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