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Boxing News: Floyd Mayweather vs. Gennady Golovkin possible, Conor McGregor deal not final

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Many don’t see the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor as a fair fight. Others want to see a Floyd Mayweather vs. Gennady Golovkin bout if the American boxer decides to return to the squared ring.

A Mayweather vs. McGregor fight has been discussed the past months but no deal has been made yet. That fight will mean millions of dollars for both fighters and it’s hard to pass up. However, a Mayweather vs. Golovkin bout will also hold the same value and many fight fans will see it as fairer fight than the crossover fight of the boxer and the mixed martial arts (MMA) star.

Mayweather has better deal with Golovkin?

According to Nick Howson of the International Business Times via Yahoo Sports, Mayweather has been “urged to pass up” on the chance to face the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-time champion McGregor. Mayweather stated last year that he wants to see Golovkin move to a higher weight class. He said that the Kazakhstan needs to prove himself against bigger fighters because that is what legendary boxers do.

“What we want to see is this: we’ve seen Sugar Ray Leonard go up in weight, Roberto Duran go up in weight, we’ve had so many legendary fighters go up in weight but my nephew’s favorite fighter, Triple G, has yet to go up in weight,” Mayweather stated in October 2016.

“I see my nephew after the Kell Brook fight and he said [Golovkin] ‘wasn’t what I thought he was, he cool’. I told you he’s got punching power for a stationary target. Then he said ‘unc, you would have stopped him, you would’ve destroyed him’. I said ‘nephew you ain’t telling me nothing new’. He was just a fan of Triple G fighting those stationary targets.”

Floyd Mayweather vs. Gennady Golovkin better than fight vs. McGregor

Fans are still waiting for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight to be finalized. There are rumors that it’s just pure hype and nothing will get done. There is also no guarantee that Mayweather wants to return to boxing. He is already the richest man in the history of the sport and it does not make sense to risk his undefeated record.

Golovkin is perfect as well with a record of 36-0-0. He will face challenger Daniel Jacobs on March 18 at the Madison Square Garden in New York. Golovkin holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles.

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