Gennady Golovkin would be easy fight: Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather Jr
Sep 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather weighs in for his upcoming boxing fight against Andre Berto (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Reuters/Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr claimed he would have made “easy work” of unified middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin at 160 pounds if a fight had happened before his retirement.

Mayweather has never fought at 160 pounds in his illustrious boxing career, but “Pretty Boy” is confident that he could defeat Golovkin, whom he described as a “straight up and down, no special effects” fighter.  

“I can barely make 147, so how can I fight at 160,” Mayweather told Fighthype. “Triple G, I mean, not being disrespectful, but he’s straight up and down, no special effects. That’s easy work…with the Pacquiao fight, you know, 10 rounds to 2, that was a blowout.”

Last year, Golovkin was open to fighting Mayweather at a catchweight of 154 pounds, which is the only instance the undefeated Kazakh would go below 160 for a bout. It would have been a massive encounter between two undefeated fighters meeting halfway to showcase a potential super-fight.

But according to Allan Fox of Boxing News 24, there is a chance boxing fans could still witness a massive fight between Golovkin and Mayweather. Allan noted that Golovkin could put a “ton of pressure” on Mayweather to return to action if the Kazakh comes up with a knockout victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez later this year.

“Mayweather did little more than jab and run all night long to get the victory. If Golovkin takes on Canelo and stops him, it’s going to show the boxing world the difference between him and Mayweather,” Fox wrote.

However, Mayweather has been adamant he will not return to the ring, although several reports have claimed a lucrative offer could pry “TBE” out of retirement.