Carl Froch could be on the verge of coming out of retirement for a potential fight against Gennady Golovkin, according to the Independent.
The 39-year-old has been away from boxing since his victorious rematch against George Groves at Wembley in 2014, announcing his retirement the following year.
Since his announcement, the Brit has been working as an analyst for Sky Sports.
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However, according to Froch's former promoter Eddie Hearn, the Brit is prepared to fight Kazakhstan's Golovkin, who is the current WBC, WBA and IBF Middleweight Champion, having successfully defended those crowns against Kell Brook in September.
Hearn stated: "Carl texted me tonight and said, 'What weight would Golovkin fight me at?' and I said, '172lb [4lb above the super-middleweight limit]' and [Tom] Loeffler [Golovkin's promoter] said '170'".
The 37-year-old added: "Carl has got wound up. I know what Loeffler is trying to do and that is entice him out of retirement.
"I am not sure I want to see him fight again but he is such a competitor. I will say this: that would have been great, great fights and it might still be", strongly hinting at the possibility of a future fight involving Froch."
Loeffler posted a photo on Twitter with him and Hearn along with the caption: "With @EddieHearn in @MonteCarloSBM negotiating @GGGBoxing v @Carl_Foch at @wembleystadium to break 80K record."
The message, despite its light hearted nature, has seemed to incite a reaction from Froch, who is a four-time Super-Middleweight Champion and has also held the WBA, WBC and IBF titles for lengthy spells during his career.
Golovkin is set to defend his middleweight titles once again in the United Kingdom next year, with WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr both being shortlisted as potential contenders to face the formidable Kazakh.