Joshua The Latest Who Wants To See Golovkin Take Risk, Move Up

By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17KOs) is the latest fighter to call for Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33KOs) to take a risk by moving up by two weight divisions.

A few days ago, retired former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs) also called on Golovkin to make a jump by two weight classes.

Golovkin's most recent opponent, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25KOs), jumped up by thirteen pounds to challenge GGG for his WBA/IBO/IBF/WBC middleweight titles. Brook put up a very solid effort, but he was eventually stopped in the fifth round.


Mayweather had Brook ahead on points at the time of the stoppage. He wants to see Golovkin take the same risk as Brook.

"Very, very close fight, some had Triple G ahead, some had Kell Brook ahead. I probably had Kell Brook ahead a little bit," Mayweather told "But in the sport of boxing, it's about taking risks. I respect Kell Brook for taking a risk, going up two weight classes, now we're waiting for Triple G to go up and take risks like every other champion."

Now Joshua is also wondering how Golovkin would do if he took the same risk, by jumping up to the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds.

"Kell Brook is talented - he's been boxing for years, he boxed well, and Triple G gained his respect by stalking him round the ring and managing to get the stoppage. Kell gained a lot of respect because he took all the risks, in my opinion, and Triple G handled business as he should have done as a middleweight. It would be interesting to see how Triple G does if he moves up two weights because that's what Kell Brook has done," Joshua said to Sky Sports.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrbigshot on 10-09-2016

[QUOTE=therealpugilist;17077558]news not getting paid so i dont give a fvck what they make at the end of the day he will get paid more fighting those guys than Lemieux, Murray and the other bums of the realistic if…

Comment by SugarRayCurtain on 09-27-2016

GGG aka 'Mr Nobody recoqnized me at the airport 97k' should move up, hes already in his mid 30s and fought nobody. All he'll be remembered for is being ignored at the airport and getting almost stopped by Brook and…

Comment by Triple Genius on 09-27-2016

[QUOTE=therealpugilist;17077558]news not getting paid so i dont give a fvck what they make at the end of the day he will get paid more fighting those guys than Lemieux, Murray and the other bums of the realistic if…

Comment by therealpugilist on 09-27-2016

[QUOTE=mrbigshot;17077549]Okay you move up and you fight DeGale or Jack - how much do you get???? DeGale will be in Britain so you get amount of cash - possibly on the lines of Brook - Jack you would get fvck…

Comment by mrbigshot on 09-27-2016

[QUOTE=therealpugilist;17077532]just admit you dont care who he fights and move on Zurda, DeGale, and Jack are a lot better than the scrubs your boy been facing...much better than moving up a welterweight 2 divisions who gives a fvck about money...i…

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