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Curtis Stevens: We Won't See Cotto Fight Golovkin

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Middleweight contender Curtis "Showtime" Stevens does not expect WBC champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs) to accept a unification challenge from WBA/IBO champ Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs). Stevens faced Golovkin last November and was stopped in the eight round.

Cotto's trainer, Freddie Roach, said he'll consider Golovkin as a possible opponent in the future - if the puncher from Kazakhstan is willing to fight Cotto at a catch-weight of around 155-pounds, which is one-pound shy of the junior middleweight limit. Fight fans are shaking their heads at the thought of a "middleweight unification" taking place nearly one division south.

But nobody expects the fight to happen, at least not before Cotto gets in the ring with Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in 2015.

"No, Cotto's old. I think it would be good business-wise for him. Cotto is the man. I'd love to see the fight. Would boxing love to see it, yes.  Personally I think GGG is too big for Cotto. But no, we won't see it. We'll see a Cotto-Canelo. We'll see sh*t like that, but no we won't see [Cotto-GGG]. I hope we see it, but no [we won't]," Stevens told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hitking on 08-07-2014

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;14833715]when Kovalevs name is mentioned ward runs for the hills[/QUOTE] Not too familiar with Kovalev. Is he that guy that got dropped by the light heavyweight version of Paulie Malignaggi last week:bryce:

Comment by hillbilly on 08-07-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14830897]All these GGG fanboys kill me. When somebody says, "Floyd-GGG." They say, "hell yeah." Sonebody says, "Cotto-GGG", they scream, "hell yeah!" But when somebody even mentions Ward's name, they got more excuses than a muf.ucka going to jail.[/QUOTE] Let's be…

Comment by nacho daddy on 08-07-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14830897]All these GGG fanboys kill me. When somebody says, "Floyd-GGG." They say, "hell yeah." Sonebody says, "Cotto-GGG", they scream, "hell yeah!" But when somebody even mentions Ward's name, they got more excuses than a muf.ucka going to jail.[/QUOTE] when Kovalevs…

Comment by hitking on 08-07-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14832559]The criticism of Cortez was that he let [I]Floyd[/I] hold, and then continually separated the fighters, sometimes he even jumped in without a clinch so eager was he to make sure Floyd was comfortable. The Hatton "hold and wrestle"…

Comment by I Hate Thugs! on 08-06-2014

[QUOTE=carloscruz10009;14830556]GGG 5'11 Cotto 5'7[/QUOTE] GGG is most likely 5'9

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