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    Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather


    We are two weeks past Floyd Mayweathers' exemplary showing against Canelo Alvarez, and "Money" is still sucking air from the room. Yesterday, the rumor mill was humming with Floyd-will-fight-Khan talk, which was quickly shot down by all the supposed principals. On Monday night, Danny Garcia fielded press queries about the possibility that he'll go to 147 and face off with Floyd.
    Another name that tantalizes the boxing heads is Gennady Golovkin. Lots of folks said they'd like to see Floyd go to 160 to fight Sergio Martinez and just as many, on social media, said they'd be keen to see if the Bieber-faced bomber could drop some of that heavy-handed mayhem on Floyd. Gennady Golovkin vs Floyd Mayweather. Sounds like fun, even if at present day it would take some Hatfields and McCoys kissing and making up in the name of making money...
    Sounds like fun to me, anyway...
    What about Golovkin? Does the 31-year-old WBA middleweight champion, who has a date set with Curtis Stevens on Nov. 2 at the Madison Square Garden Theater, and on HBO, like the idea of a fight against Mayweather?
    "Yes, of course," Golovkin told me on the phone Thursday, shortly before he was to begin a workout with trainer Abel Sanchez in Cali.
    I told him that folks seem to like a Mayweather-Martinez bout, but he said he heard Martinez is healing up and looking to dance with Miguel Cotto next spring. As for Garcia, Golovkin said he thinks highly of his skills, but he would not have a "serious chance" to beat Floyd.
    And you Gennady? Would you have a good chance to beat Floyd? Would you have the best chance of any of the possibles to beat Mayweather?
    "Right," he said. "Sure. Absolutely."
    There you go. Have at it, fight fans. Start your debate engines.
    "It would be a great fight for everybody, for TV, for the fans," Golovkin said.
    And he hasn't been beaten...You sure you can do it? One hundred percent sure?
    He paused, and pondered. "Ninety nine percent," Golovkin told me.
    Curtis Stevens (seen with Golovkin in Will Hart/K2 photo) is talking a great game ahead of the NYC clash. It wouldn't be prudent to assume he gets the wrecking ball treatment on Nov. 2. But we're in a place where we are allowing our minds to wander, possibly because we haven't fallen in love with a wrecking ball in awhile and our top dogs are graying some around their muzzles, and we we know we'll be needing new blood to keep our perpetually dying sport from asphyxiating. Readers, could the warring parties come together to make a Mayweather-Golovkin fight happen in 2014 or 2015, and if it did, does Golovkin have the sort of power to bother Floyd...and the ability to track him down and touch him? Weigh in, in our Forum.
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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    I think I can beat Paulie Malignaggi.

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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    As did 32 other people.

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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    This fight will never take place, but if it did, Golovkin would bludgeon Mayweather. I doubt Mayweather would move up to face Martinez, let alone a killer who is still relatively unknown to the general public like Golovkin.

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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    I want to see if Mayweather even responds

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    Wow! 3G ought to move up and fight SOG. Even better, move up and fight the K-bros/docs. They will kick his arse. Why call out a little man? Catch weight fight Money May. Be a man like SuperBad Chad Dawson, and go out on your shield. You wanna fight small, lose the weight and you get the call. And Money May will kick your arse for $50mil and some change. Easy work. Holla!

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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    Quote Originally Posted by Radam G View Post
    Wow! 3G ought to move up and fight SOG. Even better, move up and fight the K-bros/docs. They will kick his arse. Why call out a little man? Catch weight fight Money May. Be a man like SuperBad Chad Dawson, and go out on your shield. You wanna fight small, lose the weight and you get the call. And Money May will kick your arse for $50mil and some change. Easy work. Holla!
    Thats what I was thinking!! Money may should make a contract and deliver it to GGG, 147 weight limit! lets do it, That Abel Sanchez Guy would try to pull that same Jive, when he trained Terry Norris and always challenging JCC superstar, who was fighting 2 weight divisions lower to fight Norris. Simple for GGG come down to 147.

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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    Quote Originally Posted by Radam G View Post
    Wow! 3G ought to move up and fight SOG. Even better, move up and fight the K-bros/docs. They will kick his arse. Why call out a little man? Catch weight fight Money May. Be a man like SuperBad Chad Dawson, and go out on your shield. You wanna fight small, lose the weight and you get the call. And Money May will kick your arse for $50mil and some change. Easy work. Holla!
    they asked him a question of course he is gonna respond and who doesnt want that payday?

    ill take that fight tomorrow against floyd for that pay day....


    at 154 or 160 ggg wins in all kinds of different ways against a still great 36 year old floyd.

    floyd is the LINEAL champ at 154 so why not make that fight?

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    Maybe at 160, 3g will win. But at a starved-down 154, Money May would kick his butt worse than he did the super-hyped red-haired Canelo. Size -- within a certain limit -- doesn't matter. It is skills that pay the bills. Canelo was 165lbs the night of the bout. Money May was a buck 49, I believe. Holla!

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    Re: Golovkin Is "99%" Sure He Could Beat Mayweather

    Quote Originally Posted by Radam G View Post
    Maybe at 160, 3g will win. But at a starved-down 154, Money May would kick his butt worse than he did the super-hyped red-haired Canelo. Size -- within a certain limit -- doesn't matter. It is skills that pay the bills. Canelo was 165lbs the night of the bout. Money May was a buck 49, I believe. Holla!
    I don't even know why people are even discussing this. Dead ends on dead ends on dead ends. Politically, he's tied to HBO for the near and distant future. So that's a dead end.

    From a business standpoint, he's not a PPV attraction. He hasn't been on PPV. He doesn't have a built-in ethnic following that would justify throwing him on PPV. Another dead end.

    From a sporting sense, he hasn't even competed at the weight. Before people start clamoring for it, let's see if a) the guy can even make and compete at the weight and b) let him have a freakin' fight at 154 first!

    People say a lot of things. Chad Dawson and Andre Ward both talk about winning heavyweight championships. Should that qualify them for a matchup with the Klitschkos?

    B-Hop wants to fight Pacquiao. Typical fighter hubris.

    Let GGG fight Lara, Trout and/or Canelo at 154 -- then he might qualify for the discussion from a sporting sense.

    This reminds me of Ray Leonard heisting the WBC light heavyweight championship while Evander Holyfield was recognized as the premier cruiserweight.

    Or when Roy Jones supposedly should fight a 6-5, 250 Lennox Lewis, although he clearly said his heavyweight foray was a part-time thing.

    Or when a lightweight Floyd Mayweather called out Winky Wright at 154. Oh, wait...

    There's always a boogeyman.

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