After Sergey Kovalev bested Bernard Hopkins, speculation started about him potentially facing off against Gennady Golovkin next and while the thought has left boxing fans salivating, it is not going to happen.
“Golovkin, you’re talking about one guy is at 160 and the other is at 175?” said Egis Klimas (Kovalev’s manager) on a conference call just after Kovalev had saidd that he is not comfortable fighter in a weight class lower than light heavyweight. “Let’s talk about the crazy stuff. Why should we go for Golovkin? Let’s aim for Mayweather for more money or let’s aim for Manny Pacquiao and more money there.”
While Klimas joked, it’s clear his message was clear and that there was no possibility of the superfight happening.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “I cannot see. It’s two different weight classes. I don’t see that fight happening at any point. I really do not.”
That said, it’s clear Kovalev’s promoter disagreed with his manager.
“It’s certainly not going to happen now,” Kathy Duva of Main Events said. “It’s the kind of fight that if it did happen, it would be years from now, when Golovkin has moved up and felt comfortable at the weight. But then it’s so far off that it’s not really worth talking about.”
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