Boxing News 2016: Floyd Mayweather Confirms Fight With Gennady Golovkin?

Boxing News 2016: Floyd Mayweather Confirms Fight With Gennady Golovkin?
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Did Floyd Mayweather confirm that he will come out of retirement and face Gennady Golovkin soon?


Mayweather retired in September last year following his unanimous decision win over Andre Berto. But even if he has already decided to call it quits, fans are calling him out for a showdown with Golovkin.

Mayweather recently spoke about Golovkin, saying that he was not impressed with the unbeaten middleweight world champion. According to BoxingScene, Mayweather said that Kell Brook exposed Golovkin. He pointed out that Golovkin could be in deep trouble against him based on how he struggled to dispose Brook.

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“I think it’s Kell Brook. I don’t really know his name. A guy like that with decent boxing skills exposed him,” Mayweather said. “You guys already know what would have happened if that was me.”

Mayweather’s statement sounded like a hint that he is open to facing Golovkin. However, the former pound-for-pound king quickly added that he is happy with his retirement.

Mayweather, who holds an unblemished 49-0 fight record, said that he is not planning to fight again. He reiterated that he is focused on promoting young fighters, helping them to become world champions and earn six figure fight purses in the near future.

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He then blasted Golovkin once again, saying that the Kazakh knockout artist should stop facing much smaller fighter. If he will have it his way, Mayweather wants Golovkin to move to the 168-pound division and face Badou Jack, who is the reigning World Boxing Council super middleweight champion.

Golovkin, who owns a perfect 36-0 record with 33 knockout victories, defeated Brook via technical knockout in their September 10 showdown in London. The Karaganda, Kazakhstan native kept his World Boxing Council, International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization middleweight world titles.

Golovkin is also being linked to a possible showdown with Mexican boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. According to USA Today, the highly anticipated bout could happen in September 2017.

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