WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson has exclusively told WBN that he could boil down to super middleweight if needed for a massive clash with current 160 pound king Gennady Golovkin.
Stevenson, who last made the 168 pound limit back in 2012, is set to defend his world title against the unfancied Tommy Karpency on September 11 in Canada as the 37 year-old puts his green belt on the line for the sixth time in his career.
‘Superman’ admitted that it would be a tough ask for him to get back down to super middleweight after such a long time away, but Stevenson would be willing to make the move and face Golokvin if the paycheck was considerable enough.
“I started my career at 168 pounds and you know what, I could still do it – but I don’t want to. I feel really good at 175 pounds and I won’t ever go down, except if you give me something like $20 million to do it,” Stevenson confirmed to World Boxing News.
“Honestly, Golovkin is quite good as he has good technique, good power and good overall ring generalship. I’d say he is a pretty complete fighter. But like I said, I feel really good at 175 pounds – but we never know. Show me the money!”
Golovkin, 33, is himself involved in a mouth-watering collision with David Lemieux as the WBA and IBO champion aims to add the Canadian’s IBF title to his current haul.
A battle with ‘GGG’ would certainly be a massive pay-per-view occasion if it ever came to fruition as a huge 175 pound unification between Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev continues to elude the masses who long to see the pair share a ring.