A Gennady Golovkin super middleweight move up in weight division is something the middleweight king says he is open to.

A move up to the 168lbs division could be on the cards soon for the middleweight number one who is expected to rematch Canelo Alvarez first.

Promoter of the event Oscar De La Hoya confirmed in recent days that negotiations are in an advanced stage for the fight to take place once again at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with next May thought to be the expected date for Cinco De Mayo weekend.

However Golovkin also has his sights on bigger fish, literally, next year. Speaking to ESPN Deportes, he said:

“I feel comfortable in 160 but if there is a big fight at 168, then I would would go up.”

If he were to voyage into the division next year, if he were to get past Canelo in a rematch that is, there would certainly be some fights in store there.

The likes of James DeGale, George Groves, Callum Smith, Chris Eubank Jr, Andre Dirrell and Gilberto Ramirez to name but a few of the top fighters currently in the weigh class.

A world title at 168lbs could be one of the final stamps on the excellent Golovkin career when it does come to an end, one suspects.

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