Undefeated middleweight world champion, Gennady Golovkin, has disregarded the excessive-profile crossover bout between American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Irish blended martial arts champion Conor McGregor, as a “circus show”.
Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with a forty nine-0 file, is coming again to face McGregor on Aug. 26, three weeks before Golovkin’s middleweight showdown with Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on the comparable Las Vegas venue.
Kazakhstan’s Golovkin believes the 12-spherical boxing suit between Mayweather and McGregor, a double UFC champion who has by no means boxed professionally, is nothing more than a business association for each males to rake in thousands and thousands of greenbacks.
“this isn’t for opponents, but trade,” Golvokin, who has received all 37 of his fights, instructed newshounds of the non-title contest that is anticipated to draw an enormous pay-per-view audience.
“i believe people have in mind what is a real struggle, a boxing struggle, like mine with Canelo or an immense convey, perhaps occasionally for people a humorous express, like a circus show.
“everyone knows. Conor isn’t a boxer, only a convey. if you want to watch a exhibit please watch them, if you wish to watch a real struggle, a real boxing fight and you admire boxing, watch my combat with Canelo.”
The 35-12 months-previous Golovkin has made 18 consecutive world middleweight title defenses, whereas his 26-year-previous opponent has received world titles in two division right through a 51-battle career. Alvarez’s sole defeat came against Mayweather in 2013.
final month, hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya also termed the Mayweather-McGregor contest a “farce” that should not be allowed to happen.