Super middleweight contender John Ryder is still hoping to secure a fight with former world champion Gennadiy Golovkin.

The 41-year-old Golovkin has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round decision in his trilogy fight with undisputed super middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in September of last year.

After that loss, Golovkin was vacate all three of his middleweight belts.

Back in May, Ryder traveled to Mexico and suffered a one-sided twelve round decision loss at the hands of Canelo.

Ryder, 35-years-old, is very eager to get Golovkin in the ring - even if it means that he has to travel to Kazakhstan.

There have been some rumblings that Golovkin would like to have a fight back at home.

"I'd love to fight Golovkin," Ryder told Mirror Fighting. "I know he's saying about another fight back in Kazakhstan and I've love to be in the opposite corner. I don't mind going into enemy territory, why not? A little world tour to finish off my professional career. We'll go to Kazakhstan for Golovkin and maybe to America for [Caleb] Plant or Mexico for [Jaime] Munguia.

"I'm not going to hold out on that though, I will get back to training in early September and then anything from October onwards will be good. I want the biggest and best fights possible now, I've not got too long left in this sport. The dream is to still become world champion but I don't have the time now to sit around and wait for opportunities.

"I've learned so much from that Canelo fight, just how up a level they do things. Nothing is rushed, everything is planned and done with conviction. You think that you're having success but he's six or seven moves ahead, it lures you into a false sense of security. I know that I'm going to be such a better fight coming back from that loss."