Gennady Golovkin: 'I'd go down to 154 just for Mayweather'

Milan Ordoņez on Jul 23, 2015 04:08 PM
Gennady Golovkin: 'I'd go down to 154 just for Mayweather'
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Just this past week, a TMZ Sports report about Floyd Mayweather’s potential bout against two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto being made official has surfaced. 

Mayweather himself did confirm that his next and potentially last fight would take place on September 12th in Las Vegas, but never made mention of Berto’s name.

While things have yet to be ironed out completely, an old name has come back in the mix.

Undefeated middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin has been one of the men who has been on the unofficial shortlist to challenge Mayweather’s immaculate 48-0. Many also believe that “GGG”, along with his knockout power, could be the biggest threat to “Money May” to date.

The Mayweather camp had already opposed the said potential match-up through Floyd Sr., but Golovkin is still adamant about making the fight happen.

The 33-year old Kazakh boxer spoke about it through an interview with Max Kellerman on Sports Nation.

“Right now this is the biggest fight in the world. He's a great champion. Look at me, I'm not big, I'm not fat. My couple of last fights - I was 158, 159. It's possible for me (to go down to fight him). I would go to 154 just for Floyd." 

“I understand that this is biggest fight in the world. This would show who is who, the best fighter in the world.”

“The Money Team” has yet to respond to this new development. 

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