Originally Posted by BlueBottle
Interesting, 1 and 2 is most likely Golovkin's priority also. But it seems Martinez/Quillin has more of a chance than Martinez/Golovkin eventhough both the interest level and money favors a Martinez/Golovkin match.
Martinez would absolutely fight Quillin before he steps in the ring with GGG. Unfortunately for GGG, he's not a mid-level UK fighter. If he was, Martinez would be all over him.
Also, just because Quillin states he wants Martinez or Geale doesn't mean he even gets either of them. He'll probably fight another fringe contender or N'Dam again after Rubio. Geale might fight Golovkin after Mundine, but that remains to be seen.
The irony here is that Quillin or Golovkin could springboard toward big fights and paydays in the future by fighting each other and becoming a unified champion, but Quillin would rather not take the risk of getting beat down horribly.