Golovkin has been open to fighting Canelo for the past few months, although the latter’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya wanted to wait until September 2017 to make the fight in order to let his fighter fill out more at the weight.
Once they do share a ring, Mayweather Sr. is in no doubts about who comes out on top.
“People can say what they want but I’m going to tell it how it is and I would go with GGG with that one,” Floyd Sr. told Elie Seckbach.
“GGG is strong and he keeps coming. What do you call him (Canelo), yeah he’s a better technician fighter than GGG, but I don’t think he can beat him,” he added.
Canelo is once again in possession of a recognized belt in the 154 pound division but also has eyes on a possible fight with Billy Joe Saunders in order to grab the only belt left open in the 160 pound weight class.
Should Canelo be able to secure a title of his own before a Golovkin fight comes to fruition, the two-weight world champion would then be able to command a bigger slice of the negotiations for a pay-per-view blockbuster.