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Is a Gennady Golovkin - Sergey Kovalev fight possible in the future?

Some are already asking whether or not a Golovkin-Kovalev fight might be written in the stars...

Alexis Cuarezma

Have you ever considered a GGG-Kovalev fight? I haven't given it much thought myself, particularly because of the size differences. But apparently there are those who are already asking about the potential fight. If you ask Kovalev's manager, Egis Klimas, he doesn't see it happening, though it is interesting to think about.

"You mean a Golovkin against Sergey Kovalev? Come on, man. Golovkin is a 160-pounder and Sergey is a 175-pounder. It's completely two different weight classes. If we're going to come to this point, then we'll go and deal with it," said Klimas.

"But today, I don't see Golovkin fighting Kovalev. No way. Not today. Kovalev is not going to go down to 168 and Golovkin might come to 168 but there's no way that he's going to come to 175. I don't see it. Today, I really do not see it."

Abel Sanchez, the trainer of Golovkin, says their side would absolutely consider the fight (if the money were right).

"One thing that I do is that I respect [Kovalev]‘s management team and the people around him are very classy people. I don't think that they've ever mentioned Golovkin's name and we haven't either because I don't think that Sergey would want to fight Golovkin," said Sanchez.

"If you read some of the comments he made after the fight, he's talking about three or four more fights and then moving up to cruiserweight. So I don't I don't think that his intentions are to fight us but obviously we would entertain the fight."

"We would entertain the thought of that fight, of course we would, especially if it's a pay-per-view fight down the road. But I'm sure that Sergey's not going to want to look forward to another difficult fight right off of the bat," said Sanchez.

"But I've had him in the gym together with Gennady and he knows what he can do with Gennady and he has not improved in any aspect of his game as Gennady has and so, obviously, we would entertain that fight. It's just a matter of the suits getting together and making it happen for the good of everybody."

Regardless of the points Sanchez made above -- which don't amount to much other than Sanchez saying they would consider the possibility -- Kathy Duva is inclined to agree with Klimas, which is kind of the obvious logic given the weight disparity.

"I don't think that if you look at the size of Sergey Kovalev that he's fighting at a catchweight with anybody. If they want to fight him, they'll have to come up to his weight class. He's holding three titles in the light heavyweight division. He's a light heavyweight. Having said that, I've been in this business a long time and you can't ever say never," said Duva.

"Is there going to be a day when Gennady Golovkin wants to challenge himself and move up to 175 and if Sergey is still there, could it happen? I guess that anything can happen. Two of the world's two best champions should want to fight each other, so we've seen guys move up in weight to test their skills and it's a time-honored tradition in our sport. Who knows? Sounds like a good idea to me. We'll see. Maybe someday."

Do any of you see this as a realistic possibility down the road? If so, how do you think this would play out?

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