Would Floyd Mayweather consider putting his undefeated record on the line against another undefeated fighter? He doesn’t have to, but it looks like Mayweather is going to at least have that option if he wants to end his historic career in style.
Gennady Golovkin, 33-0 with 30 KOs, wants a shot at Mayweather before Mayweather calls it quits for good. Golovkin told Max Kellerman of SportsNation that it would be “the greatest fight in the world.”
Of course, if Golovkin wants to fight Mayweather, he’ll have to drop some weight. Golovkin, who says he weighed 158-159 pounds for his last two fights, would be willing to drop down to 154 pounds to fight the lighter Mayweather.
It is worth noting that Mayweather has fought above the welterweight limit before, doing so against Miguel Cotto in 2012 and Saul Canelo Alvarez in 2013. He hasn’t done so since.
“Look at me, I’m not big, I’m not fat,” Golovkin said (via BoxingScene.com). “My couple of last fights, I was 158, 159. It’s possible for me [to go down to fight him]. I would go to 154 just for Floyd. I understand that this is biggest fight in the world. This would show who is who, the best fighter in the world.”
Mayweather has just one more fight left on his current contract, and all signs point to him ending his career after his final fight, which should come in September. Therefore, it would be unlikely to see Mayweather risk his 48-0 record against a fighter who could possibly end his undefeated streak.
Golovkin could be that guy, but, again, it’s tough to see Mayweather accepting his offer, especially considering Mayweather just knocked off Manny Pacquiao in May in one of boxing’s biggest bouts ever.