Froch-Golovkin excites Hearn

The 37-year-old has been absent from the ring for almost a year following his knockout win over George Groves and recently hinted at retirement after relinquishing his two super-middleweight world titles.

But the prospect of a showdown with middleweight king Golovkin could persuade Froch to extend his career and talks have already been held, with the heavy-hitting Kazakh willing to move up in weight.

Froch is expected to discuss his plans this week and Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Sport, who promote the Nottingham man, feels a fight with Golovkin would draw another sell-out crowd to the national stadium.

???I would love to see the fight,??? he told Sky Sports. ???Obviously Carl Froch is a friend, he???s a great ambassador for British boxing and a superstar.

???I think Gennady Golovkin is one of the great talents at middleweight. Now will he take that power into super-middleweight, where Froch is such a dangerous animal? It has all the ingredients of a great fight.

???Number one, it???s certainly an 80,000 seater sell-out at Wembley, no question.

“The danger is when you take fights like this, especially at this time of Carl Froch???s career, where he doesn???t know whether he will fight on or not. It???s a decision he???s got to make.

???Would he be tempted by Golovkin, which is obviously the toughest fight out there for him? Even the (Andre) Ward fight is easier, because he doesn???t hurt you, he???s just very skilful. The (James) DeGale fight is a tough one for him again.

???All those things come through your mind and it comes down to money as boxing always does.???

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