One of boxing's rising stars, Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan, wants an exciting bout or a top-notch opponent for his next fight -- naming Carl Froch, Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Canelo Alvarez as prospective opponents. In an interview with cityam.com, Golovkin said he is willing to fight any of them.
Froch is No. 3 in most rankings of super middleweights, while Mayweather is No. 1 in the welterweight division and considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Alvarez is the No. 1 boxer in the super welterweight division. Meanwhile, Golovkin holds the middleweight title in three boxing organizations.
Between the three, Mayweather or Alvarez are obviously the better prospects if Golovkin wants to get a bigger payday. But Golovkin admitted that would prefer to fight Froch because of his style. “He is a warrior and it would be explosive. There would be a knockout,” Golovkin said. “I am happy to fight anyone between 154 and 168 [pounds]. Maybe Froch realizes what would happen. I would love to fight Carl. I have said yes to the fight and my promoters have made clear to the Froch team and Eddie Hearn that I am happy to fight Carl in England.”
Golovkin was also asked about a potential matchup against rising star Canelo Alvarez of Mexico. He said he hopes to make that fight happen as well. “I have sparred Canelo in the past. He is a nice guy. His last fight was a good performance. I hope to fight him,” Golovkin said.
Golovkin, who is undefeated in 33 fights, said he thinks some boxers are avoiding him. “Certain fighters use my name with no intention of fighting me,” he said.