Floyd Mayweather Open to Facing Gennady Golovkin If GGG Beats Andre Ward

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. declared that he is open to facing Gennady Golovkin, but the retired boxing superstar gave a strong condition to the middleweight boxing superstar.

Golovkin has expressed strong interest in facing Mayweather even if he needs to move down to the 154-pound division. However, Mayweather said that before calling him out, Golovkin should prove his worth and beat Andre Ward, who owns a perfect 28-0 record with 15 knockouts.

“When you hear stuff about Triple G, like I said before, I told Triple G what he had to do if he wants a fight with me. He’s gotta call out Andre Ward, beat Andre Ward, and then I’ll fight him,” Mayweather told Fighthype. “I haven’t seen him call out Andre Ward yet.”

Golovkin, who has not tasted defeat in all 34 professional fights, is the reigning International Boxing Organization, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation middleweight champion. The 33-year-old Kazakh is also the mandatory challenger to World Boxing Council middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Mayweather, who retired after scoring a unanimous decision win against Andre Berto in September last year, said that he is not thinking of coming out of retirement. But in the event he decides to fight one more time and chase the 50th win of his career, the former pound-for-pound king already has a possible opponent in mind — Danny Garcia.

Garcia, who has a perfect 32-0 record with 18 knockouts, won the vacant WBC welterweight title via a unanimous decision victory against Robert Guerrero in January. Mayweather said that Garcia will be on top of his list of possible opponents if ever he decides to stage a comeback fight.

“If I did think about coming back, there’s only one name I’m looking at and that’s Danny Garcia,” Mayweather revealed. “I have to say Danny Garcia because you look at Danny Garcia, he’s undefeated and he’s a world champion. If I’m going to fight a guy, it’s going to be a world champion.”