Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to be planting a possible boxing comeback as he openly tells Gennady Golovkin to beat Andre Ward first before they sit down and discuss a possible match.
“When you hear stuff about Triple G, like I said before, I told Triple G what he had to do if he wants a fight with me. He’s gotta call out Andre Ward, beat Andre Ward, and then I’ll fight him. I haven’t seen him call out Andre Ward yet,” Mayweather tells Ben Thompson of FightHype.com.
Mayweather stated that he does not want to be used for promotional purposes of other fighters and tells Golovkin to earn his mark in the business like he did. He just wants to enjoy his retirement for now and when he is bored with it, then he might reconsider coming back but stressed that it will not be against Golovkin.
“Listen, if I want to fight someone, believe me, I’ll call you up. As of right now, let me rest. All I’m saying is let me rest. Let me rest. Please let me get 365 days of just rest. ‘When you gonna fight again? When you gonna fight again?’ All I want to do is just enjoy being retired. It’s crazy, I told them when I leave, they still gonna miss me. If I did think about coming back, there’s only one name I’m looking at and that’s Danny Garcia. I have to say Danny Garcia because you look at Danny Garcia, he’s undefeated and he’s a world champion. If I’m going to fight a guy, it’s going to be a world champion,” Mayweather explained.
It would be remembered that Golovkin told TMZ Sports that he wants to fight Mayweather anytime and anywhere. The 34-year old Kazakhstani fighter even told “Money” to disregard the anticipated rematch with Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao as people will get bored watching the same fight such as their first meeting.
Golovkin is scheduled to fight Dominic Wade on April 23 in California, but GGG stated that he would agree to fight Mayweather in a heartbeat rather taking on Canelo Alvarez, whose rumored to be pitted against him soon. He even hinted that he will knockout Mayweather if they get it on inside the ring.
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