By Chris Ward [Twitter: @csward10]

Carl Froch has not fought since knocking out George Groves at Wembley over a year ago and with speculation mounting that he will retire imminently, he has said he may be tempted to extend his career against newly crowned IBF champion James DeGale. 

Eddie Hearn, who promotes both Froch and DeGale, admitted that it’s looking likely that Froch will announce his retirement soon and although he would love to see him fight again, he doesn’t want to witness him get retired, he would much rather see him go out on his own terms and on a high.

The Nottingham fighter also has the option to have a mega fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin, who has expressed his interest in coming over to the UK and fighting Froch at the famous Wembley Stadium, but nothing seems concrete at this stage and with the clock ticking Froch needs to make an announcement soon if he is to step back in the ring with either of the two mentioned above.

Froch also admitted that the Andre Ward fight doesn’t appeal to him anymore as he is not a box-office name. But some would argue that fight should appeal to him and he should perhaps retire after avenging his only other defeat on his record. If not for the money, surely he would get some kind of self satisfaction knowing he got revenge on both Kessler and Andre Ward who beat him previously.

For me, I think he needs to fight again in 2015 if he is to ever return. If he don’t come back this year, I don’t think he ever will. He has been out of the ring for a year now so only time will tell.

I would love to see Carl Froch taking on any of the three names mentioned above; he has numerous options open to him but if he does decide to retire then he has had a fantastic career to say the least. This week it was announced he has recently been awarded an MBE, with that he has received the recognition and respect he undoubtedly deserves from the wider public.

One last hurrah Carl? Yes please!