Gennady Golovkin, the undefeated middleweight champion, says that he eventually wants to fight Floyd Mayweather.
Golovkin, who is fighting Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday, said he wants to fight Mayweather before he retires. He said that it’s been a dream of his for a while.
“I think that’s Gennady’s dream fight [against Mayweather]. If it happens, great. If it doesn’t happen, we’re still going to have a great career,” said trainer Abel Sanchez, according to BoxingNews24.
However, since Golovkin is a few weightclasses above Mayweather, that prospect appears unlikely. Mayweather would likely ask Golovkin to come down in weight to fight him at 154 lbs.
Mayweather is slated to retire soon, but he said he might sign a new contract to extend his career.
“I went back to Paris before going to London, England to look at some different venues because I’m looking to do a show out there in December…Even though I only have two fights left, you know, some days I think about signing a new contract and extending. I’m thinking about it. I’m not 100% sure, but I’m thinking about it,” he told FightHype.com.
He elaborated: “Even though I only have two fights left, you know, some days I think about signing a new contract and extending. I’m thinking about it. I’m not 100% sure, but I’m thinking about it.”
For Mayweather’s next two fights, it hasn’t been announced who he’ll face.
Meanwhile, Amir Khan says that he’s a deserving opponent of Mayweather.
“I know what my potential is and where I should be, you know what I mean. When I go into a fight, I never want to be an opponent. When I go in there, I want to be a winner. I bring excitement to the ring. I mean, none of my fights are ever boring. When I come to fight, I come to fight and that’s one thing everyone knows about Amir Khan,” he told FightHype.
He added: “Regardless of the losses, whenever Amir Khan comes to fight, he gives 110%.”
“Floyd is not the biggest puncher, so I know he’s not going to hurt me, but can he out-box me? I’m younger, I’m faster and I box better than Manny Pacquiao. I’ve got youth behind me and I have a new trainer, which has made a massive difference in my training, being in the Bay Area and getting away from all the distractions in LA. I’ve come here because I’m serious about the sport,” Khan said.