Gennady Golovkin is an up and coming boxer who’s been unstoppable in his professional career. He’s currently the WBA Middleweight Champion, but he’s setting his sights on stronger boxers for the future.
Undefeated in 27 fights, Golovkin has 24 knockouts and he’s running out of boxers to face in the ring. His success to this point has led to discussions about future match-ups and Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez are at the top of that list.
The more he wins, the better the chance of seeing Mayweather or Alvarez in the ring. So far, he’s tearing up the middleweight division and he’s said in the past that he would be willing to change classes if it brings about better fights.
“I think after three fights, or two fights, I will go to junior middleweight because of Floyd and Saul Alvarez. Those are great fighters. Miguel Cotto is also very good,” Gennady Golovkin said, according to Yahoo! Sports. “Why not? I feel great and junior middleweight is no problem for me. Maybe in the next two years I will go to super middleweight.”
His plans for a move could come much quicker than he originally expected. The 31-year-old isn’t shying away from the possibility of facing Floyd Mayweather and his trainer Abel Sanchez believes it won’t be a problem preparing for such a bout.
“If Canelo or Mayweather wanted to fight Golovkin at 154, we would just need to know ahead of time so I can start dropping him a little quicker,” Sanchez told LifeandTimes.com. “Right now I’m not even dropping him. It’s so easy (making weight). I’m talking (he weighs) 167 lbs before training. That is his walk around weight. We did say that he’d fight anybody from 154 to 168 lbs and in those ranges I don’t think that anybody at 154 lbs goes the distance with him.”
Do you think Gennady Golovkin could handle Floyd Mayweather or Canelo Alvarez in the ring?