Carl Froch: I need Gennady Golovkin fear factor to fight again
Carl Froch says the "fear factor" of WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin could persuade him to continue his career.
The Briton, 37, will make a decision on his future in June after being stripped of the WBA super-middleweight belt for not defending his title.
Froch told BBC Radio 5 live: "I need the motivation, I need the fear factor and Golovkin brings that.
"If I decide to fight again, Golovkin's an opponent I'd definitely like."
He added: "But it's a very big 'if' because one of my options is to retire."
Froch, who has already given up his IBF belt, has not fought since defeating George Groves at Wembley nearly a year ago.
A clash with Julio Chavez Jr in Las Vegas in March fell through because of the Nottingham fighter's elbow injury.
|Head to head|
|Gennady Golovkin||Carl Froch|
|Karaganda, Kazakhstan||Home town||Nottingham, England|
|8 April 1982||Date of birth||2 July 1977|
|5ft 10½in||Height||6ft 1in|
|33 fights, 33 wins (30 KOs)||Pro record||35 fights, 33 wins (24 KOs), 2 losses|
|WBA middleweight||Titles||Past WBC, WBA, IBF super-middleweight champion|
"I still love boxing, that's the problem, and at 37 I know I can still do it," said Froch. "I don't want to look back at 43 and say 'why didn't I take that one last fight?'
"I can safely say in maybe the first week of June I will be making an announcement."
Kazakhstan's Golovkin, 33, is unbeaten in 33 professional fights, including 30 knockouts.
Froch's promoter Eddie Hearn told the Daily Mail: "We have already opened negotiations with Golovkin's people and they are very keen.
"I only want Carl to take it if he's genuinely motivated because it is a high-risk fight."
Froch has already confirmed he is not interested in fighting the winner of Saturday's IBF super-middleweight title fight between Britain's James DeGale and Andre Dirrell in Boston.
Listen to the full interview with Carl Froch on BBC Radio 5 live Saturday Breakfast from 06:00 BST.