Many fans are still keeping the faith and hoping that a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Conor McGregor actually sees the light of day.
WBC, IBF, and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, however, isn’t one of those people.
That’s because “Triple G” doesn’t see it a proper boxing match, but rather as a commercial fight that will only further help improve Mayweather’s undefeated (49-0) record.
“It's not too much interest for this fight because it's a commercial fight, a businesses fight. It's not boxing, it's just very good for Floyd's record,” said Golovkin during a recent appearance on ESPN’s First Take.
When asked to give Conor chances, Golovkin didn’t bite his tongue. “Maybe 100-percent (Conor McGregor has no chance)," said Gennady, who took the opportunity to make his own case for luring “Money” out of retirement.
In fact, Gennady would be willing to go down in weight to fight the pound-for-pound great in order to put Floyd Mayweather Sr.’s fears of fighting a “giant” to bed.
“I’m not too big, I’m 65, after sparring I’m 64. For Floyd, I will go to 154 or 160 if he wants. This is a huge fight.”
Golovkin -- who is still champing at the bit to get his hands on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez -- will next step foot inside the boxing ring to take on Daniel Jacobs (32-1) on March 18, 2017 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
A win over Jacobs will likely set up a much-talked about showdown against “Canelo,” assuming Alvarez can get through Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6, 2017.