You can put them in whatever order you want but Sergio Martinez, Floyd Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin are 3 of the top P4P boxers on anyone’s list who knows boxing!
On Saturday Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez, 51-2-2 (28), of Madrid, Spain, defended his WBC Middleweight title in his homeland of Buenos Aires, Argentina, defeating previously unbeaten Martin Murray, 25-1-1 (11), the British, Commonwealth and Interim WBA champion, from St. Helens, UK. Despite suffering a broken hand and a knockdown at 38 this southpaw won his seventh straight and sixth WBC defense. He may be calling it a career with one more defense in a return match with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., and is still a pleasure to watch because it always looks like he’s having fun in the ring!
Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., 43-0 (26), of Las Vegas, NV, will be defending his WBC Welterweight title against Robert “Ghost” Guerrero, 31-1-1 (18), of Gilroy, CA, the Interim WBC champ May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Mayweather just signed a 6 fight deal with Showtime and his journey to match Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record! At 36 he won’t be fighting once a year. As long as the No. 1 P4P boxer on most lists stays out of trouble, he is due for a “showdown” fight, but though both Martinez and Golovkin can make 154 it seems Mayweather is not willing to go that high again.
The “young blood” of the Big 3 is 31 year old Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 26-0 (23), of Stuttgart, GER, originally from KAZ. He will be defending his Middleweight WBA/IBO titles for the 7th time June 29th against Matt Macklin, 29-4 (20), of Birmingham, UK, at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, CT. After a 350-5 amateur record this knockout artist has come on the scene recently impressing fans and looking for anyone from 154 to 168 in title fights!
While Martinez and Golovkin are the No. 1 and No. 2 favorites of this writer Mayweather is probably the No. 1 favorite to most fans at least when he’s in the ring not out! Maybe that is why Mayweather makes the top money of all boxers. So since Martinez may be fighting 1 more time and Mayweather at least 6 more times it makes Golovkin’s future if not brighter certainly longer!