Despite being retired, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is still being enticed to step back into the ring and fight fans are clamoring for him to take on reigning IBF/IBO and interim WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin also known as Triple G.
In a video over FightHype.com, Mayweather stated that fighting Golovkin would be an “easy work,” despite the struggle to make the weight at 160. He also dismissed the idea of another showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
“I can barely make 147, so how am I gonna fight at 160? Triple G, I mean, not being disrespectful, but he’s straight up and down, no special effects. That’s easy work…with the Pacquiao fight, you know, 10 rounds to two, that was a blowout,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather stepped out of boxing after his 49th career win beating Andre Berto via unanimous decision, but with Golovkin’s impressive fight record of 34 wins with no loss and 31 wins via knockout could be the necessary tease to the undefeated five-division world champion to reconsider getting back into the ring again.
Prior to his retirement, Mayweather was rated by sporting news and boxing websites as the best pound for pound boxer in the world twice in a span of 10 years. He retired with an unblemished record of 49 wins with no loss and 26 of his wins via knockout.
For his part, Golovkin was reported to have stated that he is willing to meet Mayweather at 154 to make the match a reality.
Golovkin is set to defend his title when he face Dominic Wade on April 23 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. A win by the 33-year old Kazakhstani might be convincing enough for Mayweather to re-examine.
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