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Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez wants Miguel Cotto next

Sanchez wants to unify 160 pound belts in a fight with Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Gennady Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez told the RING's Bill Emes he wants his fighter's next bout to be a middleweight unification with Miguel Cotto.

In an interview immediately following Golovkin's destruction of Daniel Geale, Sanchez said he wants to unify 160 pound belts in a showdown at Madison Square Garden.

If he calls himself the linear 160 pound champion, than he should fight 160 pounders. If not, he should vacate the title and go somewhere else, go back to 154. I think the public deserves that. I think the boxers, the organizations, they deserve to have one champion, one 160 pound champion. Hopefully we can unify, Cotto is the one that's probably most viable here at the Garden.

He's right that Cotto is the most bankable opponent for a fight at MSG. And the front-runner among #boxingheads for GGG's next fight is probably Cotto, as well. And, darn it all, the public deserves one champion per division.

But then, reality.

Cotto will make more money fighting someone else, and at this point in Cotto's career he's after the big money fights. We'll likely see him in with Canelo Alvarez before too long. Even though that's a dangerous fight for Cotto, the risk/reward ratio is much more favorable than in a fight with Golovkin.

So if Cotto's a pipe dream and other big names in the division more likely to fight each other (Froch, Chavez, Canelo)  who does GGG annihilate fight next? Quillin? Ward? Sam Soliman??

I'll just leave this here:

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