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Gennady Golovkin would step down for clash with Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao

Image: Gennady Golovkin: Met Manny Pacquiao this week (Official instagram of Gennady Golovkin)

Gennady Golovkin insists he is willing to drop down to light-middleweight for a possible mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.

The unbeaten Kazakh is considered one of the finest fighters on the planet after a string of destructive wins, his most recent stoppage coming against British middleweight Martin Murray in February.

But he is yet to battle a big-name opponent and would consider a step down in weight for a possible clash against superstars such as Mayweather or Pacquiao, who will finally face each other in Las Vegas on May 2.

Golovkin, who recently paid a visit to see the ‘Pac Man’ at the Wild Card gym, believes he can comfortably make the 154lb division, which is the highest weight class Pacquiao and Mayweather have competed at during their careers.

Asked about the move down, he told “Absolutely, absolutely.

“Not a lot of weight to lose, because I’m regular at 167.

“My last fight I was 58, three pounds is…I’m not a big guy. Look at me, I’m not big, I’m not strong, heavy.

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“This is me after one month, relaxed, 167.”

This switch would also open the door for a lucrative clash with Mexican Saul Alvarez, who remains one of the hottest properties in American boxing, despite a points defeat to Mayweather in 2013.    

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