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Cotto vs Canelo: Gennady Golovkin wondering 'who's next'

Gennady Golovkin is just a fan tonight, but he wants the winner.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Gennady Golovkin is an interested spectator for tonight's Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez fight at the Mandalay Bay, on HBO pay-per-view, and like many fans, he hopes he'll get to face the winner. That may be unlikely, but Golovkin is keeping his name in the discussion at the very least.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) and Canelo (45-1-1, 32 KO) won't be fighting for a world title belt, but they will be fighting for Cotto's lineal championship (well, and the RING Magazine belt that goes with it, but not a sanctioning body belt). The WBC stripped Cotto this week.

Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO) is coming off of a dominant win over David Lemieux last month, and both camps for Cotto and Canelo have downplayed the potential of fighting Golovkin next, including Canelo's promoter Oscar De La Hoya.

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