IBF super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has insisted that he will not retire from boxing until he loses his desire to succeed.
The 35-year-old will make the first defence of his world title against Yusaf Mack on November 17 after he defeated Lucian Bute in May, and the Nottingham boxer has admitted that he has enjoyed his preparation for his upcoming fight.
Froch told BBC East Midlands Today: "I love watching my body shape change and becoming this 12 stone, lean, mean fighting machine. It is all geared towards one night and it is not long away now.
"It's the desire that gets me out of bed in the morning and gets me on the long, cold and dark runs.
"That desire keeps driving me and, as long as I have got that and still enjoy it, then I will keep going and keep fighting."
If Froch can beat Mack, a rematch with Bute is expected to take place sometime in 2013.