Light-Heavyweight danger man Sergey Kovalev is backing Gennady Golovkin to be victorious should he meet Canelo Alvarez later this year.

Fresh from victory over Dominic Wade, Golovkin is now mandated to fight the winner of May 7’s WBC World Title showdown between Canelo and Khan.

Speaking at a media event before the Golovkin v Wade fight on Saturday night Kovalev, who defends his Light-Heavyweight World Titles against Isaac Chilemba on July 11 before a proposed superfight against Andre Ward on November 19, is backing the Kazakh KO King to unify the titles should the pair lock horns.

“I believe Gennady can get a victory over Canelo. These are both very dangerous and talented, one’s older and one’s younger but I understand why he doesn’t want the fight, everyone knows why!” explained the ‘Krusher’.

Speculation suggests that Canelo would prefer to wait until 2017 to fight Golovkin, though team GGG are interested in the mandated clash next.

Standing in Canelo's way is Amir Khan who will be looking to scupper all talk of the potential fight, when he fights for the flame haired Mexican's WBC World Middleweight Title on May 7.

“How long did we wait for Mayweather v Pacquiao? They got good money, right now it’s speaking but when it happens it will be a mega fight!”

Watch the full interview with Fighthub and Kovalev below: