Golovkin's Coach: Only Floyd Mayweather Can Really Test GGG

By Carlos Boogs

Abel Sanchez, trainer of IBO/WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs), still feels that five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26KOs) is the only boxer - between 147 to 160 - that would push his fighter to the limit.

Mayweather retired from the sport last September after winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Andre Berto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

There are rumors of a Mayweather comeback in very near future and the unbeaten boxer continues to drop hints of a probable return.


Golovkin says a bout with Mayweather is his "dream fight." Mayweather is the only boxer that he would be willing to face at a catch-weight of 154-pounds, where Floyd previously held the WBC/WBA world titles.

Golovkin is scheduled to fight again on September 10th at the O2 Arena in London, when he defends his titles against current IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook - who moves up in weight by thirteen pounds to take on the challenge.

"I think Floyd could be 60 years old and he would still be the same [if he returned]. I think Floyd's probably the only one, and I'm not trying to sell the fight and I've said it all along - I think Floyd's probably the only one that's got the tools to give Golovkin that fight that you guys are looking for in those weights," Sanchez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-31-2016

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;16909149]He's in the UK as I said, and has beaten Porter, beating Porter put Thurman number 1, who has beaten Thurmann except Porter... He did beat Porter in a better fashion than Thurmann, outclassed Porter, he's the best welter IMO…

Comment by BillyBoxing on 07-30-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16908075]Come on man, Brook is an unproven welter. And I do not believe that Brook is a big draw, not one bit. They could have simply selected someone else.[/QUOTE] He's in the UK as I said, and has beaten Porter,…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-29-2016

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;16906617]Brook in UK is bigger than any of those guys. Brook has been on the UK scene for years facing Hatton bro, Jennings and the NDou of the world before getting the Porter's IBF belt. And don't act like Brook…

Comment by BillyBoxing on 07-29-2016

[QUOTE=joseph5620;16901618][B]That's not what you said at all. You said they were both "good boxers but Crawford had more power."[/B] That was it. Now you're being the typical idiotic boxing fan by calling Postol a "stiff" AFTER he lost the fight.…

Comment by BillyBoxing on 07-29-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16902372]and Brook is ? Brook is no bigger than Jacobs, Saunders, Eubank, Ward, Ramirez, Degale. There is no justification for that fight.[/QUOTE] Brook in UK is bigger than any of those guys. Brook has been on the UK scene for…

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