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.