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Golovkin on Canelo: 'I respect him, he is good boy'

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Gennady Golovkin wants Miguel Cotto. And Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. And Canelo Alvarez. Anyone, really.

Gennady Golovkin got in his usual callouts following tonight's two-round destruction of Marco Antonio Rubio, noting Miguel Cotto first as the fighter he most wants to face, and also naming Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. But the mention of Canelo Alvarez, which came with Golovkin's "good boy" bit, will probably make the most waves, just because it's so classically Golovkin.

Golovkin (31-0, 28 KO) has the WBA middleweight title, and tonight picked up the interim WBC belt, as well as a mandatory shot at the full WBC belt. That title is currently held by Cotto, who may be fighting Canelo next. The two sides are negotiating, according to Bob Arum, with Todd duBoef of Top Rank speaking with Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions about that bout.

Now, there's no doubt that Cotto-Canelo is a fight that ticks every box, and given the marketability of that bout, it will probably have to come before either of them take the shot against Golovkin. But it's a fun little triangle to think about, too, and I don't think many would argue that of the three, Golovkin is the most dangerous fighter right now.