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Golovkin Talks Mayweather, Eyes Ward-Rodriguez Winner

By Chris Robinson

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is a few weeks into his latest training camp inside of the Summit Gym in Big Bear, Calif. ahead of his Nov. 2 HBO clash with Curtis Stevens.

While the fight with the ultra-confident Stevens figures to deliver fireworks, much of the talk surrounding Golovkin seems to center around his potential list of opponents, as anyone between 154 and 168 pounds with credentials seems to be of interest to his team.

Last week in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather offered up a virtuoso performance over twelve rounds in thoroughly outclassing then junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Always one to keep up with the boxing schedule, Golovkin spoke on Mayweather’s latest showcase.

“Yeah, I saw,” Golovkin affirmed. “It was a good fight. Floyd is very good. He’s a good boxer; he’s a good fighter.”

Following his 3rd round knockout over Matthew Macklin in late June, Golovkin expressed interest in a fight with Mayweather, even going as far as to label it a dream fight.

But with a fight of his own already on the horizon, Golovkin seemed to downplay any discussions concerning him and Floyd.

“I don’t have any idea,” Golovkin explained. “I’m not interested in [that] right now. My attention right is at middleweight right now, for Stevens. It’s a big fight in the future.”

Stevens has already kept the lead up to his fight with Golovkin interesting with all of his bravado. At times, Golovkin had even seemed to let Stevens’ antics ruffle his feathers just a little bit, but he again seems to be focused on the task at hand.

“This is a regular fight,” Golovkin said. “Ok, he’s strong, but for me it’s just a regular fight. I want this fight.”

It was recently announced that WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his title on Nov. 16 in an HBO attraction against unbeaten and talented Edwin Rodriguez.

When assessing the contest, Golovkin showed definite curiosity.

“Oh, this is a good fight,” stated the modest Kazakhstan native. “Seriously, this is a big interest for me.”

Golovkin is hungry for a super fight that would help elevate his status in the sport and feels the winner of Ward-Rodriguez just may be it.

“I think next year, maybe,” said Golovkin.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 09-23-2013

I give Floyd a solid shot against GGG. His ring IQ is out of this world. I don't think it is fair to expect Floyd to fight GGG but if he chose to, I could see him nullifying GGG. Floyd…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 09-23-2013

[QUOTE=TheRealOneShot;13774566]Golovkin isn't better than Floyd no matter how many times you say it.[/QUOTE] Most GGG fans don't claim he's better than Floyd. Some say he could win (specially at 160) though even then they're rather more muted than usual. The…

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 09-23-2013

[QUOTE=TheRealOneShot;13774344]Golovkin is clearly above Quillin and the ticket saler. Damn didn't know Golovkin was Money May now. Than he says we feel HBO has the bigger budget and gets the higher ratings. Showtime paid Broner 1.5 million and got a…

Comment by Wyvceo on 09-23-2013

[QUOTE=KO'er;13772895]Mayweather would rather sprint through No Man's Land than step into the ring with Golovkin. If team GGG did get Mayweather into the ring, Mayweather would have it stipulated into his contract that he'd be allowed to wear a jetpack.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by TheRealOneShot on 09-22-2013

[QUOTE=HeroBando;13774627]As I said, you're in this thread to vent butthurt. Go right ahead, it's amusing[/QUOTE] I'm laughing. Nutthuggers are funny

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