GEORGE GROVES believes that Gennady Golovkin should not risk moving up to a higher weight division. Groves has sparred Golovkin in the past but the Briton, a world champion at 168lbs, doesn’t expect a super-fight with Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez any time soon.

“I think certainly Alvarez is too small and Golovkin is too small. What he does well, he’s getting on a bit but he’s got so much power. He’ll lose an edge to the power coming up. The big guys that he’s fought lately, he hasn’t quite had the success with, like [Danny] Jacobs. So it’s like anything: the bigger you are, the better you are at absorbing a shot. He’s going to fight big super-middleweights, 13 plus stone, his power isn’t going to be the same. He doesn’t need to. He’s a big name at middleweight, there’s enough fights out there for him at middleweight. If I was him I’d stay there,” George said.

The boxing world is waiting to see whether to see whether Canelo and Golovkin will agree to a rematch after their controversial draw in Las Vegas. “When the fight was made I thought Canelo would be a little too slick for Golovkin, I thought Golovkin dipped just because he hadn’t been tested over the years. I saw in the weigh-in that Golovkin looked in real good shape, better shape than I’d seen him recently. Probably up for it much more, knew it was a bigger payday, a bigger challenge, opens up the door for some other bigger fights. That was motivation for it,” Groves added.

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Sep 16, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) and Canelo Alvarez (blue trunks) box during the world middleweight boxing championship at T-Mobile Arena. The bout ended in a draw. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports