Gennady Golovkin has designs on imposing himself on Miguel Cotto with or without a signed fight. Golovkin will be showing up at The Barclays Center this weekend to catch Cotto-Geale in person, and more or less make his presence known, both figuratively and literally.
"I want to watch this fight in person and look forward to fighting the winner to show who the real WBC middleweight champion is," said Golovkin, holder of the WBA and IBO Middleweight Titles. "A unification fight with the winner is very important to me."
I doubt Golovkin is going to ambush the winner in a post-fight press conference like some others have done, but just being in attendance should suffice. Now that Golovkin is the WBC mandatory challenger, he is said to have even more interest in the outcome of this fight. Should Geale win, who knows if he really wants a rematch with Gennady after getting blown out in 3 rounds (see photo above). If Cotto wins, well, he already said he isn't going to be forced into a Golovkin fight by the WBC. The most likely scenario, to me anyway, is that if Cotto wins he ends up getting stripped by the WBC (or voluntarily vacates) and goes back down to 154lbs for a fight with Canelo Alvarez. Gennady will then be free and clear to claim his unified throne.