Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the Kazakh boxer who won a silver medal in the middleweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, told TMZ Hollywood Sports on Monday, that he will crush five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather if they ever got into a ring. Golovkin is the holder of middleweight titles in the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Organization.
The 33-year-old Golovkin said in the interview that such a face-off would be a “dream fight” for him. When asked if he was "100 percent sure" about his win, he said: “Of course I’d beat him.”
Golovkin also responded to the statement by Oscar De La Hoya, a retired Mexican-American boxer, who said he would like to fight Triple G if he gets back in the ring. Golovkin reportedly said he was ready to face him too.
Golovkin has been in 33 fights so far and has won all of them. He has a knockout ratio of over 90 percent and was named the "Fighter of the Year" in 2013 by the readers of Ring Magazine, which is owned by Oscar De La Hoya.
Welterweight champion Mayweather is currently undefeated and has a record of 48-0. He has given himself the nickname “Money” after topping Forbes list three times in four years as the world's highest paid athlete. His current earnings are worth $285 million in winnings and $15 million in endorsements. His most publicized match so far was against Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao on May 2, when he defeated the latter and took home $100 million on the night of the fight.