The promoter of middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin has said retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. would never risk getting into the ring with the Kazakh star.
Sending a statement of intent to “Money,” Tom Loeffler told Sky Sports:
“There’s a reason [Mayweather] fought Conor McGregor and would never entertain fighting GGG at 154lbs. Out of respect to Floyd, he is the only fighter that Gennady would have come to 154 for.
“There were never serious talks. We can’t blame Floyd because he was never in the [middleweight] division. If he was in the division it would be a different story but he’s never fought at 160lbs.”
Golovkin was disappointed to draw against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last Saturday in one of the most controversial boxing decisions in recent times, a bout the Mexican should have lost.
Mayweather recently came out of retirement to defeat Ultimate Fighting Championship icon Conor McGregor, but there’s little chance he would put his 50-0 record on the line against 35-year-old Golovkin, who sits outside his weight class.
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