Seemingly not. Speaking to reporters yesterday ahead of his big showdown with Saul "#Canelo" Alvarez on September 16, the undefeated middleweight world champion Gennady "#GGG" Golovkin took aim at the upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on August 26.
Like many others, the Kazakhstani believes the fight is nothing more than a cash grab and that it shouldn't be taken seriously as a sporting contest.
"This is not for fighters, but for business," Golovkin said. "I think people understand what is a true fight, a boxing fight like mine with Canelo, or a big show, maybe sometimes for people a funny show, like a circus show."
Golovkin then encouraged fans around the world to watch his fight with Alvarez if they wish to see a fight between two elite boxers.
"Everybody knows [that] Conor is not a boxer, just a show," Golovkin said. If you want to watch a show, please watch them. If you want to watch a true fight, true boxing fight and you respect boxing, watch my fight with Canelo."
Golovkin's assessment of the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight followed rank with Oscar De La Hoya's on Monday.
The Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO declared: "There is only one fight, that will not be a fight - this will be one of the great fights," while shaking his head with a look of disbelief on his face.
With the Alvarez vs. Golovkin fight now going down just 21-days later, it's no surprise that both Golden Boy Promotions and both the fighters involved are cursing the thought of the Mayweather vs. McGregor bout going ahead just three weeks earlier.
An impact of both ticket and pay-per-view sales is highly likely, but to what extent, only time will tell.
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