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Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Triple G and Canelo could be boxing's next big thing

Canelo Alvarez hadn't even had time to celebrate his win over Miguel Cotto when the subject of Gennady Golovkin came up.

Golovkin was watching at ringside, and had to like what he heard.

"With all due respect, if he wants to fight right now I'll put the gloves on and fight him," Alvarez said.

That didn't happen Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay casino, but Alvarez may not have to wait long. The two biggest names in the middleweight division are on a collision course that could end with them in the ring together sometime next year in a megafight that could make many fans forget the retired Floyd Mayweather Jr.

It's a fight both boxers want, and one...