Gennady Golovkin, who holds the WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight belt is targeting a fight with WBO light middleweight holder, Canelo Alvarez in September.
Golovkin faces Daniel Jacobs at the Madison Square Garden on Saturday in a possible middleweight unification fight. And will want to take on Alvarez next.
“Yes of course, 100 per cent [his fight with Jacobs can secure a bout with Alvarez],” Golovkin told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Right now my focus is on Daniel Jacobs because he’s a very serious guy, a world champion, this is a unification fight.
“Next step I’m ready for anybody, Canelo Alvarez or anyone it doesn’t matter for me.
“Jacobs has a big boxing IQ, he’s number two in the middleweight division. It’s very important who’s number one and this fight will show who is best.
“I’m going to bring an amazing show.”
“I’ve spoken with him [Alvarez] for two years, and I think maybe he’s ready now for a fight this year, maybe in September. Hopefully,” Golovkin added.