Golovkin's Promoter Discusses Potential Mayweather Bout

By Mike Coppinger

SANTA MONICA, California -- Floyd Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin are two fighters with dwindling options for marquee matchups. Of course, it's for entirely different reasons.

Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao remain viable opponents, but a fight seems as far away as ever. Golovkin is perhaps the most avoided fighter in boxing.

Will Mayweather and GGG ever meet? Probably not, but weight class shouldn't be the reason.

"The only way that fight gets made is if Floyd wants to make that fight," K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler told on Wednesday. "Because a lot of people have asked about it, we've always said that (Golovkin) would make 154 to fight Floyd, but you can't make a fight just like a (Julio Cesar) Chavez fight. We tried to make the Chavez fight but if you can't get the other guy in the ring then you can't make the fight.

"You know, Floyd's not in his weight class so there's no point of calling him out."

However, Mayweather has made dalliances at at junior middleweight three times now, against Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya and most recently vs. Canelo Alvarez.

Mayweather has just two fights left on Showtime deal and Golovkin has an exclusive deal with HBO. If the fight is ever going to happen, 2016 seems a lot more likely.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Daddy T on 10-08-2014

GGG could be getting 3 mill PPV buys per fight and floyd still wouldn't go near him. Health Comes First. We all know it's true.

Comment by junior gong on 10-08-2014

[QUOTE=Reloaded;15008276]How did your test go , dont be ashamed of your flat head you were born that way .[/QUOTE] Seriously though, how can you be that retarded...that spasticated that you think a decade is eleven years long??? That is some…

Comment by Mr. Objectivity on 10-08-2014

lets be real.. floyd will protect his zero no matter the cost......including ducking and dodging all the possible threats out there.......sadly that includes GGG

Comment by Reloaded on 10-08-2014

[QUOTE=junior gong;15008203]How many years are there in a decade? A)10 B)11 C) 43[/QUOTE] How did your test go , dont be ashamed of your flat head you were born that way .

Comment by Koba-Grozny on 10-08-2014

IDK. Whilst I accept that it [I]is[/I] a legitimate match-up providing Golovkin is willing to go down to 154 and challenge for Floyds JMW titles, I just can't work up that much enthusiasm for this fight. Maybe I'm overating GGG…

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