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Triple G Next Fight: Mayweather Challenges Golovkin to Move Up Weight

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.?has an idea for the?Triple G next fight. He issued a challenge to Gennady Golovkin to do what great champions do and move up weight. Mayweather himself, with his 49-0 record, is a retired fighter who had won championship titles in 5 weight classes. His contemporary and rival, Manny Pacquiao, also fought in multiple weight class racking up an unprecedented eight world titles in different classes.

Triple G last fought Kell Brooks at 160-lbs. Kell Brooks, an undefeated 147-lbs fighter, moved up weight to challenge the Kazakh superstar. Brooks took the fight to Golovkin and scored solid punches against the bigger man. Golovkin?s power proved too much for Brooks though as he was forced to bow out of the fight via a towel throw. He suffered a broken orbital bone.

Mayweather?s Challenge

Mayweather gave props to Kell Brooks for stepping up both to fight and in weight to challenge Triple G. As Golovkin is running out of competitors in his weight class sans Saul ?Canelo? Alvarez, Mayweather challenged Golovkin to do what his smaller opponent did?move up and face greater challenges.

Saul ?Canelo? Alvarez issued another challenge to Golovkin and has alluded that it is Triple G that is ducking him. It seems that for now, the fight is not yet a done deal if both men and their camps would not reach a compromise. If both fighters do not wish to fight each other, Mayweather could be right?Canelo and Golovkin should make the jump up.

Canelo has also fought a smaller man in Amir Khan. The knockout was spectacular but it did not do anything to move Canelo?s stock up in the minds of boxing fans. ?

Possible Triple G Next Fight?at Higher Weight Classes

Triple G holds claim to the unified WBA (Super, WBC, IBF and IBO) middleweight titles. Should he take Mayweather?s challenge, he will have men like Badou Jack Adonis Stevenson, Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward.

Shane Mosley though said that Triple G hits like a heavyweight.

Also, rumors are circulating that Triple G knocked out Sergey Kovalev in sparring. Journalist Mike Coppinger thinks that there might be something true in this sort of news. This has been covered by Boxing News and Views.

Ring TV ranks Sergey Kovalev higher than Triple G in their pound-for-pound rankings.

Would Triple G fair well against light heavyweights? Was this rumor true?

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