Gennady Golovkin’s handlers often talk about him being among the most avoided fighters in the world, but Andy Lee has told Boxing News that he would be happy to box the killer Kazakh.
Speaking with John Dennen, Lee revealed that he is not only willing to take on the challenge, but that he feels he can cause the terrifying power-puncher serious problems.
“People might laugh when they hear me say that but again there’s nobody out there that can pose the questions to him that I can. Who can measure power? But in terms of one-punch power, I’ve had a lot more one-punch knockouts than he has. I’m taller than him and I’m a southpaw.”
If Golovkin comes through his October date with the Tysonesque Canadian, David Lemieux, and Lee beats Billy Joe Saunders when they finally meet, this is a fight that certainly could happen.
PunditArena recently reported that Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, had suggested the Lee/Saunders winner as a future opponent for his ferocious fighter.
Lee, however, also has his eye on the winner of the other massive middleweight match-up on the schedule – Miguel Cotto’s defence of the lineal crown against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. He is less confident, though, that the eventual winner of that bout will step into the ring with him.
” If Cotto wins, I don’t see him fighting me. He’s turned it down once already, Canelo maybe but maybe not.”
Of course, amidst all the talk about match-ups with the marquee middleweights, there still looms the aforementioned Saunders fight. It has been postponed twice, but due to the fact that Billy Joe is the mandatory for Lee’s WBO belt, it will have to be rescheduled.
Uncertainty remains over the new date, but men will be hoping it is sooner rather than later.
One thing is for certain, though, with a belt as a bargaining chip the winner will have plenty of options in a bustling and exciting middleweight division.