Gennady Golovkin is trying to go after where the money is as he calls out Floyd Mayweather Jr. He even taunts “Money” to reconsider fighting him instead of thinking about a rematch with Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
Golovkin issued the challenge to Pretty Boy in an interview with TMZ Sports and even if the fight isn’t set yet, the 34-year old Golovkin predicts he will knock the daylights of Mayweather. Aside from Mayweather, Golovkin is also being pitched to fight Canelo Alvarez, but GGG really wants to fight Mayweather.
“I am ready to fight anybody, you know, I’m the champion! I’m ready for him [Canelo Alvarez] I’m ready for big drama show,” Golovkin said.
He also stated that if he steps inside the ring with Alvarez, it will be the same outcome as Mayweather, a knockout win.
“Maybe it’s possible, this is boxing anything can happen,” Golovkin explained.
He also gave his opinion on the possible Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch in the future. Since both fighters have already signified that they have retired. Pacquiao is running for a Senate seat in the coming May elections in the Philippines while Mayweather is busy promoting fighters under his boxing promotion camp.
“No it’s not interesting, people saw the first time and a second will surely be boring, Mayweather should fight me instead,” Golovkin stressed.
Golovkin is a Kazakhstani boxer and the current unified WBA (Super), IBF, IBO and WBC (interim) middleweight champion. He is an aggressive, counter punching pressure fighter and high skilled in taking away his opponent’s jab and cutting off the ring.
He holds the highest knockout percentage at 91.2 percent in middleweight championship history and is said to have one of the hardest chins in modern boxing, having never been knocked down or knocked out in over 375 fights, neither as a professional nor amateur.
In his amateur career, Golovkin won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 2003 World Championships. He went on to represent Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning a middleweight silver medal. He has a fight record of 34 wins and no loses with 31 via knockout.
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