FOR any marquee fighter from 154-168 pounds, the elephant in the room is middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, a man apparently no one wants to fight. There’s good reason for them not wanting to risk their standing against the crushing attack of ‘GGG’, but when asked if a move to middleweight for a fight with Golovkin is in his future, Saul Alvarez didn’t hesitate in his response.
“I don’t know how much longer I’ll stay at 154,” he said. “Right now I can make the weight fine and I don’t have a problem with it, but if it [Golovkin] is a fight that’s going to be in the near future, then maybe we can do a catchweight. If not, we’ll see. We’ll see how much longer I can sustain the weight, but right now, I can make the weight fine.”
Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t see too many hurdles blocking a Golovkin or Miguel Cotto fight in the future either, saying “I believe those fights are ones the public will demand, and they will be relatively easy to make, because Canelo, Cotto and Golovkin are all warriors.”