When you mention Gennady Golovkin, you’d assume opponents are scared stiff and wouldn’t want to step inside of a ring with him based on his ridiculous knockout record.
Daniel Jacobs dented that air of invincibility the unbeaten Kazakh has had throughout his career, and now Triple G has more lucrative options than ever before.
While that outcome was disputing with many awarding the fight to Miracle Man, a rematch between the pair hasn’t been ruled out entirely just yet, but when you look at who Golovkin has in front of him that he’s yet to take on, you can’t exactly blame the man for wanting to explore other avenues before committing himself to a second clash with the American.
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He’s remained adamant on stripping away the WBO middleweight title from Billy Joe Saunders, with negotiations said to be ongoing between both camps.
However, the biggest fight fans want to see isn’t drawing any closer as Saul Alvarez prepares to battle Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Fans want the fight to happen, but nobody is making it easy and you can bet this one will take a while. Despite the stumbling blocks, Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler is confident that the fight will happen, but he’s already targeting an even bigger showdown than a fight with the red-haired Canelo.
If everything goes according to plan, Golovkin could be two fights away from a super fight with the pound for pound king, Andre Ward.
TRIPLE G VS S.O.G
Loeffler claimed that we have to wait and see what happens in Ward’s rematch with Sergey Kovalev before deciding the next step, but is adamant that it’ll happen at 168lbs rather than at a 172lbs catch weight, while 175lbs is completely out of the question to accommodate the Son of God.
Speaking to secondscout.com, he said: “We’ve always said that Golovkin could move up to 168 if it made sense.
“We tried to make the Chavez Jr. fight. We tried to make the [Carl] Froch fight. Now [Gilberto] Ramirez is talking about fighting Triple G. He’s undefeated; he’s a 168-pound champion.
“Andre Ward, if he beats Kovalev; he’s got the Kovalev rematch. If he can win that fight and come back down to 168, I think it’s a good fight.
“When they were originally talking about fighting Golovkin, that’s when we had the Lemieux fight. We had the Cotto-Canelo winner within our sights.
“My response was if we had Andre at 168, I think we can make that fight. That’s a tremendous match-up now that Andre’s active again. If Gennady beats Canelo, that makes the fight that much more interesting. I think with the win over Danny Jacobs, it opens up a lot of doors; whether it’s against Saunders, whether it’s against Canelo, whether it’s against Ramirez, whether it’s against Ward.
“Whatever happens in his fight, a lot of doors are open that previously weren’t open, because people didn’t want to get inside the ring with Gennady.”
With Ward now the pound for pound king, it makes much more sense to target this as soon as possible, especially with Ward now active.
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