Former American boxing trainer and outspoken TV commentator Teddy Atlas wants to see Kazakh undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) middle weight titles holder Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) in the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0), who beat Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2) May 2 in Las Vegas.
After the “Fight of the Century” as many referred to the Mayweather – Pacquiao match, Mayweather announced that his contracted fight in September may be the last in his career and at this point no names have been proposed to face him.
Atlas has been straight to the point and quite outspoken about the question and Pacquiao’s loss to Mayweather.
“Nobody wants to see this fight again. There’s no reason for it, it’ll hurt the business,” silive.com cited Atlas. “And I don’t want to see Amir Khan. He doesn’t excite me.”
Atlas said he would be excited to see Mayweather step up a class in weight category and face off against Kazakh champion Golovkin in the middle weight division.
“Why I put Sugar Ray Leonard in the mix of all-time greats was that he stepped up in weight class. He took risks and beat guys like Marvin Hagler. He took risks and he performed. That’s why his legacy endures. If Floyd cares about such things, he’ll fight Golovkin – but I don’t think he cares. Golovkin is a seek-and-destroy guy. He’s aggressive and physical and knows what he’s doing. Now, that is a fight I would buy a ticket for,” Atlas said about Golovkin.