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We must take a look at the intriguing matches that will have to wait until next year.
This list is named after an infamous 2010 quote from Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
Arum promoted two of the hottest undefeated fighters on the planet, Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Both were world champions in the same weight class.
Arum told the media and fans that he wanted to let the fight "marinate" until it got a little bigger.
As boxing fans may know, Lopez would get knocked out in 2011 by Orlando Salido, sucking the mystery and intrigue right out of the potential matchup.
Gamboa-Lopez would never come into fruition.
That doesn't mean that has to happen here. Here's a look at what a few potential rivals have to say about facing Golovkin in the future:
Carl Froch, IBF super middleweight world champ
"Carl Froch will fight any man," Eddie Hearn, Froch's promoter, said, according to ESPN UK. "Whilst Golovkin is largely avoided, Froch will quite willingly step up and ideally that is a fight that could happen in the middle of 2014."
Andre Ward, super middleweight Ring and WBA world champ
"Right now, it doesn't look like those guys want to fight him, so it's not his fault, said Andre Ward, according to Boxing Scene. "But I definitely feel like that could be a big fight down the road."
Sergio Martinez, Ring and WBC middleweight world champ
"After a year without fighting, we would not allow him to go right against Golovkin, so it would be somebody else first," said Sampson Lewkowicz, according to Ring TV. "Then the grand finale, against Golovkin, could be in September. That would be the perfect time."