Carl Froch could face Gennady Golovkin in possible farewell bout
Last Updated: 21/05/15 4:18pm
Carl Froch could take on middleweight king Gennady Golovkin in a potential farewell fight, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Froch recently gave up his WBA super-middleweight belt and hinted at retirement, but Golovkin's camp say their fighter will move up to 168lbs to take the Nottingham fighter on.
Golovkin, who boasts a perfect 33-0 record with 30 of those wins coming by knockout, had previously talked about dropping a weight to meet Floyd Mayweather.
Froch says he will only fight again if a bout is found that will excite him and he has already been out of action for nearly a year since his second victory over George Groves in front of a packed house at Wembley Stadium.
"I've seen reports regarding a potential fight with Carl and GGG. It's a huge fight and we are certainly talking," Hearn told Sky Sports.
"At some stage that fight becomes too big to ignore but at this stage we still don't know if Carl will fight again.
"You know Carl will fight anyone and if it's a fight he can get up for and it does happen then It will be a huge event. I can't rule it out but I also can't rule out Carl retiring."
Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler, talking to Boxing Scene, earlier said: "We’ve told Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn that Gennady will go to 168lbs to fight Carl in what would be a tremendous fight. But it is not clear whether Carl will retire or fight again."