Holt: Eventually They'll Ask for Mayweather-Klitschko

By Alexander Gordopolov

Former champion Kendall Holt has not fought since February of 2013, when he was stopped by Lamont Peterson in a junior welterweight title fight. Holt still follows the sport very closely and occasionally gets the itch to return.

One of the recent topics circulating around is the question mark surrounding the next opponent for Floyd Mayweather's upcoming defense of his welterweight titles on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  

Holt is stumped on who it may be, but he feels Mayweather must put a stop to the recent demands, from the boxing public, to push him in the direction of facing WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.

Holt feels the fight is absurd and believes that so many fans want him to lose so badly that even if he fought and beat Golovkin, the fans would request him to chase even bigger challenges.

"I don't know who his opponent should be, but I also believe that he should not allow the boxing world to promote the idea of a fight between him and Golovkin. I think people just want to see him lose much that eventually they will call for a fight with Klitschko. This is ridiculous. Whoever wins the lottery and gets a call with a offer to fight, he's going to lose. Floyd is an alien, he is not like anybody else," Holt said.

Alexander Gordopolov covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kagami Taiga on 07-05-2015

Hahahaha at ppl making excuses as to why a 160lber who's best win is Daniel Geale should be allowed to fight a 147lber at 154...a weight he's never eve attempted to make.

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-05-2015

... there were also Ward and Hopkins calling Floyd at 160...............................

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-05-2015

[QUOTE=hitking;15846053]Shook??? I think its pretty safe to say the average Floyd fan is a helluva lot less emotionally invested in seeing Floyd win than the average Floyd hater is emotionally invested in seeing him lose.[/QUOTE] You Floydiots are hilarious. Now…

Comment by radioraheem on 07-05-2015

[QUOTE=SplitSecond;15846734]I know right, they are asking for a 160lb guy to come down to 154 to fight the 154 beltholder who has fought at 154 numerous times. So what's next, fight klitschko(@ 154?) Jeez.[/QUOTE] He hasn't fought at 154 lbs…

Comment by Check_hooks on 07-05-2015

who cares what holt thinks? Why doesn't someone interview Vivian Harris?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (59)
Top Headlines Pablo Cesar Cano Destroys Jorge Linares in One Round Shocker TJ Doheny Stops Ryohei Takahashi in Eleven Rounds Shakur Stevenson Blasts Out Jessie Cris Rosales in Four Chris Algieri Holds Off Late Rally, Outpoints Danny Gonzalez Photos: Badou Jack, Marcus Browne Nearly Erupt at Weigh-In Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Ready For War Amanda Serrano Blasts Voaberger, Becomes 7 Division Champ Overweight Tepora Replaced On PPV, Stripped of Interim WBA Title Top Rank on ESPN Early Results From Turning Stone Casino Photos: Maurice Hooker, Mikkel LesPierre - Go Face To Face Photos: Dmitry Bivol, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face in New York Pacquiao-Broner Weigh-In Results From MGM Grand Bivol-Smith 3/9 DAZN Show Heading To Turning Stone Resort Andrade vs. Akavov LIVE Results From Madison Square Garden Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face Manny Pacquiao Guaranteed At Least $20 Million For Broner Bout Raja Amasheh: I Feel Like Amanda Serrano, WBO Stole My Title Akavov Sees Andrade Win As His Middleweight Lottery Ticket Jessie Vargas Wants Kell Brook Showdown on April 6 Crawford: I've Been Hit With Bigger Shots Since Gamboa Fight Photos: Thorslund vs. Graf, Ceylan vs. Sanchez - On Weight Andrade: Saunders Unprofessional, But If It Happens, It Happens Krael, McCarter, Hitchins, Cortes Win in Las Vegas: Bellows Loses News: Lerena vs. Mann, Nico Hernandez, Sam Bowen, More Malignaggi: Danny Garcia wins 'close, tricky fight' with Granados Hearn: I Don't Believe We've Yet Seen The Best of Andrade Bob Arum: Al Haymon is Doing a Disservice to His Welterweights Andrade: I'm The Best Talent Out There at 154, 160, Maybe 168's Television Picks of The Week - January 18 UK News: Joyce-Tiffney, Archie Sharp, Danny Dignum, More Why Are So Many Boxing Fans Still Drawn To Adrien Broner? Kovalev Charged With Felony Assault, Allegedly Punched Woman Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Canelo-Jacobs, Pacquiao-Broner Video: Memo Heredia Talks Pacquiao-Broner, Spence-Garcia Video: Badou Jack Ready For Marcus Browne Clash Video: Broner's Trainer Gives Take on Pacquiao Fight Video: Dillian Whyte Discusses Being a Free Agent, More Maurice Hooker Set For March 9 Defense vs. Mikkel LesPierre De La Hoya: Jacobs Worries Me; 2nd-Best at 160 After Canelo Roach: Pacquiao Hit Me To The Chest - Whole Body Went Numb!

Latest Active Forum Threads