Mayweather on GGG Being A ‘Cherry Picker’

Floyd Mayweather on GGG in his opinion being a ‘cherry picker’ in a frank and candid interview from the former champion.

Floyd Mayweather is still in talks with UFC fighter Conor McGregor for a potential boxing match before the end of 2017.

As of yet talks are still ongoing, with no clear end in sight – despite the recent optimism over the past number of weeks of a deal being made.

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One fight that has been made though and is one that boxing fans the world over are eagerly awaiting, is Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez on September 16th.

A middleweight title fight that will find out who the best 160lbs pugilist in the world is.

The winner will also propel themselves further up the pound for pound mythical top ten list. One former pound for pound number one recently gave his opinion on one of the fight’s participants in particular.

Speaking to ES News, Floyd Mayweather said:

“We’ve yet to see GGG move up in weight classes. So when it’s all said and done, I really think it’s GGG cherry picking. I think he never called out Andre Ward. He’s ducking and dodging Andre Ward. That’s a name he’d never call out. So I think he should move up to 168lbs and then move up to light-heavyweight and see what he can do.”

Golovkin will have a chance to first off fight his long standing rival in Canelo Alvarez to establish who the better fighter is once and for all.

Perhaps afterwards a move up in weight might be on the cards, time will tell. For the full interview above check it out here on ES YouTube (hat tip):