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Martinez vs Golovkin a possibility for next fight
Sergio Martinez-Gennady Golovkin?
The expectation is that if middleweight champion Sergio Martinez beats Martin Murray in April, he will face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a high profile rematch in the fall. But while Martinez-Chavez II remains a strong option, the chances of seeing Martinez-Golovkin is increasing. According to multiple sources close to Martinez, the middleweight king has expressed strong interest in facing Golovkin in his next fight. His promoter, Lou DiBella, and his advisor, Sampson Lewkowicz, prefer Chavez, who brings millions more to the table. But Martinez -- who has never shied away from a challenge -- has been monitoring Golovkin's rise and is very interested in making the fight.
And here's how it could happen: Take the fight to Argentina. As SI.com reported, Martinez is getting an estimated $5 million from the Argentinean government for staging the Murray fight in Buenos Aires. If it would put up a similar amount for a Golovkin fight, and if Golovkin agreed to fight there, Martinez-Golovkin could happen.
In an email, Golovkin's promoter, K2's Tom Loeffler, offered a succinct response to fighting in Argentina.
"GGG would fight Sergio in his kitchen in Argentina if he wanted to," Loeffler said.