Golovkin working on drop to 154-pounds, possibly facing Mayweather next?
Milan Ordoņez on Jun 25, 2015 03:36 PM
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Gennady Golovkin has built a reputation for himself as one of the most hard-hitting boxers at the middleweight division.
Problem is, “GGG” is seemingly finding it difficult to land a marquee-named opponent at 160-pounds. Some speculate that many are “scared” and “running away” from being another statistic of Golovkin’s knockout wins. But truth be told, many of the biggest names in the said division today are either booked or unavailable.
While Golovkin is being primed to face either WBC champion Miguel Cotto or former light middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. But while these fights have yet to be made, his camp seem to have some other things in mind.
According to World Boxing News, Golovkin is now being primed to fight at 154-pounds. One of the fighter’s trainers reportedly noted that since the super middleweight bout against Carl Froch is not shaping up, they will be looking at fighting at light middleweight instead.
Now that Golovkin has contemplated going towards such a direction, scribes are now looking at a potential super fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather, is down to the last fight in his contract with Showtime network, and is looking at having it take place in September.
Fighting at 154-pounds is not new to Mayweather. In 2013, he fought Canelo Alvarez at light middleweight, but at a catchweight at 152 lbs. And when facing Golovkin was brought up, “Money May” had this to say:
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