Middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin is set on unifying all the world titles in the 160-pound division, but that doesn't mean that boxers from other weight divisions are afraid to call him out.
“A mega fight to me is a fight that I am in and people think I am going to lose. I am the underdog. Golovkin, it’s a perfect fight,” DeGale said. “It’s a hard fight, but a fight that I think I have a fantastic chance of beating him. He’s not the biggest middleweight, so if he moves up in weight, I am going to have the size advantage.”
DeGale said that he respects Golovkin's skills as a boxer, but he feels confident he can exploit weaknesses in Golovkin's boxing game should the two of them ever meet in the ring.
“His boxing ability is very good, he’s a former Olympian, he’s obviously undisputed world champion, but I’ve seen weaknesses and I think I can expose them 100 percent,” i
A potential move to super middleweight is unlikely to happen within the next year as Golovkin is trying to win every world title in the middleweight division. He only has two more championships to win in order to accomplish that goal and he is negotiating a fight with WBA "regular" middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs for early 2017. The only other world titleholder that Golovkin wants to fight is WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, who is defending his belt against Artur Akavov on November 26.
There is also the potential fight against Canelo Alvarez, which is still being planned for fall 2017. Alvarez has not fought above 155 pounds, making a jump to 168 pounds difficult for Golovkin in 2017.
DeGale is scheduled to face WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack in title unification bout on January 14.