Carl Froch’s representatives have begun talks with Gennady Golovkin’s promoters over a bout at Wembley Stadium as the Brit eyes a return to the ring.
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Froch’s future has been the subject of great speculation in recent months, as after an elbow injury scuppered plans of a Las Vegas fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, the 37-year-old has contemplated retirement more seriously.
It is understood from comments by promoter Eddie Hearn that ultimately it comes down to whether or not there is a fight out there that excites and motivates Froch to push himself through a gruelling training camp, and they may well have found the bout they’ve been waiting for.
“I’ve now spoken with Carl directly about this and he is interested. I only want him to take it if he’s genuinely motivated because it is a high-risk fight,” Hearn said, according to ESPN.
“But it would be massive and we can fill Wembley again. Given Carl’s interest, we have already opened negotiations with Golovkin’s people and they are very keen.”
Froch hasn’t been in the ring since last May when he knocked George Groves out in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in their highly anticipated rematch.
While the Nottingham-born fighter has jokingly tried to remind us of that at every possible opportunity, it remains a great way to go out of the sport if he chooses not to fight again.
However, the draw of fighting Golovkin, who has 30 knockouts in 33 fights as he remains unbeaten, in front of another huge Wembley crowd could be enough to get him to enter the ring one more time at least.
Hearn went on to add that Froch was “crazy” as he is intrigued by how he would be able to deal with ‘GGG’ and his power, while Tom Loeffler, the Kazakh’s promoter, revealed that his fighter would go up to super-middleweight to make the fight happen but there is no confirmation as of yet as to whether Froch will fight or retire.