Gennady Golovkin, fresh off his TKO of Martin Murray, is scheduled to return to the ring on May 16, but the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s promoter and trainer are willing to have him fight in June if it means showdowns with Miguel Cotto or Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Martin Murray today, is on a mission to collect all of the major 160-pound belts this year, including THE RING and WBC titles held by Miguel Cotto. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez and Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach are already talking about the potential showdown.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera and junior middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. will compete in support of Friday’s ESPN2 main event between lightweights Karl Dargan and Tony Luis.
Should a mega-bout between RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez not become a reality, there are other options, according to Cotto’s adviser.
IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich was understandably stunned as he was the recipient of a draw against Jayson Velez on Saturday night.
If a fight between Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto can’t be made, it won’t hurt WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s feelings. He’ll face either fighter.
Could a Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight circumvent Adonis Stevenson’s mandatory defense against Pascal? Kathy Duva from Main Events certainly isn’t ruling it out.
Could undefeated featherweight Jayson Velez defeat IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich for his strap on Nov. 29? Velez’s trainer, Abel Sanchez certainly believes so.
Responding to Freddie Roach’s recent statement that Miguel Cotto would kick Gennady Golovkin’s ass, Abel Sanchez, the trainer of the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder, told RingTV.com that the Puerto Rican star wouldn’t last more than five rounds if he faced GGG.
Having added more straps to his collection, light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev’s team seems to be entertaining more options than just belts in the future.
Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev weighed 179.75 and 185 at this morning’s second-day weigh-in for their light heavyweight title unification bout tonight at Boardwalk Hall. The IBF-mandated Saturday weigh-in result leads a packed notebook by Lem Satterfield.
Already in tough against Sergey Kovalev this Saturday, Bernard Hopkins has said he wants to face the man who many consider the hardest puncher in boxing, Gennady Golovkin, according to Oscar De La Hoya.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, Matthew Macklin hopes a WBC title eliminator win over Jorge Sebastian Heiland will truly net him a shot at RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.
Gennady Golovkin, trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler answered questions from the media after THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in two rounds in front of 9,323 fans at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Loeffler says GGG will be back in the ring in February in Monte Carlo.