Floyd Mayweather Reveals He’s Willing To Fight GGG Under One Condition
After the incredibly disappointing Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight last year, boxing just hasn’t felt the same.
If there is one fight which could potentially resurrect boxing as the leading combat sport, it is a super-fight between the now retired Floyd Mayweather and undefeated middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin.
GGG’s rise to fame in the mainstream community has largely been on the back of his fighting style which has seen him knockout 31 of his 34 opponents.
“The Best Ever”, Mayweather, has long been criticised for his chess-style boxing which many regard as “boring”, which makes a match-up with the knockout specialist extremely lucrative.
A potential match-up between the two has been rumoured for months, but earlier this week things started to really ramp up when Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez made claims that Mayweather was considering coming out of retirement to fight the middleweight champion.
“He is saying things about a comeback, he just seems to be fixated on Golovkin. I’ve seen three or four pieces in the last couple of weeks where he’s talking about beating Golovkin, it looks like he’s laying the ground work for something, whether it’s Golovkin or somebody else. Floyd’s laying the ground works for a comeback.” Sanchez said.
Ben Thompson from FightHype.com then quizzed Mayweather further on a potential fight with Golovkin. Mayweather seemed opened to the fight, stating that he will fight Golovkin under one condition.
“When you hear stuff about Triple G, like I said before, I told Triple G what he had to do if he wants a fight with me. He’s gotta call out Andre Ward, beat Andre Ward, and then I’ll fight him. I haven’t seen him call out Andre Ward yet.” Floyd said.
Golovkin is currently scheduled to fight Dominic Wade on April 23. After recent comments from Floyd, Sanchez believes that Mayweather is in fact planting the seed for a future super-fight match-up.
“I think you lay the ground work, you say things to see how people react, you say things to see if it’s something that the public wants and he’s gauging that. We’ve always known that Floyd was a great businessman, so it’s all part of a plan for him. There’s nothing that he says or does that is not calculated.” he told Jenna J of On The Ropes Boxing.
But despite his return to the ring seeming inevitable, Mayweather wants to just enjoy retirement for now.
“Listen, if I want to fight someone, believe me, I’ll call you up. As of right now, let me rest. All I’m saying is let me rest. Let me rest. Please let me get 365 days of just rest. ‘When you gonna fight again? When you gonna fight again?’ All I want to do is just enjoy being retired. It’s crazy, I told them when I leave, they still gonna miss me.”