By Carlos Boogs
WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (33-0, 30KOs) is looking for fights with Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - but he has not intention of meeting them at junior middleweight or a catch-weight.
Golovkin is willing to come down to 154-pounds for a dream fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. - but he holds the mandatory position under the WBC and that entitles him to get a direct shot at a Cotto-Canelo winner.
Cotto defends against Daniel Geale on June 6th. If he wins, it is expected that he will face Canelo in the fall.
Canelo appears to be more interested in facing Golovkin than Cotto, but the Mexican star is not heading up to middleweight any time soon - or so he says. Canelo has not made the 154-pound limit since 2013. All of his recent fights have taken place one pound over at 155.
"The thing is, if [Canelo] fights Cotto and beats Cotto [then we are the mandatory], so the fight will have to be at 160. We're not doing a catch-weight - it's a 160-pound title. If he chooses to give it up, then we'll fight someone else for the title. We're not going down to 154 for Canelo," said Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez.