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 BoxingScene.com 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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