Hopkins' Coach: Mayweather-Golovkin is a Super Fight

By Edward Chaykovsky

Naazim Richardson, best known as the head trainer for living legend Bernard Hopkins, sees a catch-weight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin as being a bigger spectacle than Mayweather's May mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao  - which drew 4.5 million pay-per-view purchases and half a billion in revenue.

Golovkin, who the IBO/WBA middleweight titles, is willing to drop down to the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds, where Mayweather holds the WBC/WBA titles.

"Golovkin is beyond a super fight. Golovkin would be bigger than Pacquiao, but to me it doesn’t make sense to embark on that kind of challenge just for the challenge. We can’t rely on one dude to give us everything we need to see in boxing. Between Bernard Hopkins and Floyd, the only thing we missed was ‘fanman’, that’s the only thing we haven’t had yet. We can’t get it all out of one fighter," Naazim told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

Who does Naazim think Mayweather should face next?

"Mayweather is in a position where every fight is big because he’s so big now. He’s in a position where anybody that wants to fight him has to earn the position. Guys like Porter and Thurman, are these guys big enough names to say they deserve a Mayweather fight? It’s not whether or not they want to fight Mayweather, sh*t, you want to fight Mayweather, I want to fight Mayweather for what they’re paying. I’ll come down to 154lbs, I would lose that 100lbs," Naazim said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whitelightning8 on 07-13-2015

[QUOTE=ramplamp;15868152]"I would lose that 100 pounds." lol Love Naazim and agree with everything he says here. It'd be a super fight and a great event, but Floyd doesn't need to do it. He's accomplished everything already. The one criticism that…

Comment by mathed on 07-12-2015

Make it happen Floyd, don't bush out.

Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-12-2015

[QUOTE=uniquehump;15869621]Money would lose big time at 160. [B]He's not even the same fighter at 154. He's too big and a lot slower at 154.[/B] He tried to muscle Cotto instead of moving around like he does at 147. That's why…

Comment by uniquehump on 07-12-2015

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;15868495]I will recant and buy the GGG vs Jr fight but why weight drain a Mang? Why not just fight for the MW title? Forget the edge and go Jr ! You can still run and you looked as sharp…

Comment by techdude69 on 07-12-2015

As a fight fan, any fight with GGG is worth seeing and I buy his fights on PPV in Australia. Im not buying another floyd fight unless his up against someone like GGG. Floyds fight suk period! It's always the…

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