With a date, September 12th, confirmed for what looks to be Floyd Mayweather's final fight as a professional boxer we are still awaiting official confirmation on just who the opponent will be.
Reports yesterday claimed Andre Berto would be that man, but as yet there is no official word out the Mayweather camp and the match up has been widely condemned as the easy way out for the undefeated champion.
The one the fans want
So, with a fellow undefeated fighter now openly challenging Floyd Mayweather to what he predicts would be "the biggest fight in the world," boxing fans will be hoping Mayweather is willing to take a final risk before bowing out for good.
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Kazakhstani fighter Gennady Golovkin, the proud owner of a 33-0 record, confirmed to the media this week that he is willing to drop weight in order to take on Floyd Mayweather this Fall:
"My couple of last fights, I was 158, 159. It's possible for me (to go down to fight him). I would go to 154 just for Floyd. I understand that this is biggest fight in the world. This would show who is who, the best fighter in the world."
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On paper, Golovkin would provide a much sterner test for Mayweather than Andre Berto (a fighter who has lost three of his last six bouts).
The 33-year-old has knocked out the last 20 men who have met him in the ring and is widely seen as one of the sport's elite right now.
Whether Floyd Mayweather, then, is willing to put his perfect 48-0 in serious doubt against such a talented opponent is doubtful to say the least.
Having just defeated his long-time nemesis, Manny Pacquiao, in May the US boxer likely feels he has done all he needs to do to cement his legacy as one of the greatest ever.
Boxing legend Ray Mancini, though, is championing the cause of Gennady Golovkin.
Mancini told TMZ this week that a Mayweather vs Berto fight would be "terrible", and that only a fight against Golovkin would allow him to enter the best ever discussion.
Unfortunately for the boxing world, whilst a fight vs 'GGG' would be the more exciting and give fans a real chance of seeing Floyd Mayweather catch his first knock out blow, the undefeated veteran is all to aware that he can walk off into retirement will yet another big pay day regardless of who is in the opposite corner come September 12th.
Gennady Golovkin, like British boxer Amir Khan, may be ruled out simply because he is too good.
Boxing fans: Who do you think would have the best chance of knocking out Floyd Mayweather? Have your say in the comments below...
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