Golovkin wants Chavez Jr. and Mayweather fights
By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KO’s) has former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) high on his list for fighters that he wants to face in the near future. I’m sure Golovkin would take a fight against either if one of them were open to facing him.
Golovkin said this to esnewsporting when asked if he’d like to fight Chavez Jr., “Absolutely, why not? I want this fight. In the future I want to fight Mayweather. It’s my dream.”
The Mayweather fight is probably not ever going to happen because Golovkin is too strong and too heavy for Mayweather, even though Golovkin probably weighs less than Mayweather’s opponent for September 14th WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Chavez Jr. likely won’t fight Golovkin either. I can’t see Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum agreeing to take that fight because of the danger that Golovkin would present Chavez Jr. Arum will likely pick out Brian Vera next for Chavez Jr. while they wait to see if they can set up a rematch between Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez.
Golovkin will be facing Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KO’s) this this month on June 29th at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA. This is an important fight for Golovkin because Macklin is one of the tougher guys that he’s been in with.