By Ruslan Chikov
In early May, Epic Sports along with Top Rank put in the winning purse bid of $1.2 million to stage the fight for the vacant WBA middleweight title between Anthony Mundine of Australia and Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan. Felix Sturm is the WBA "super" champion at middleweight.
Golovkin (18-0, 15KOs) tells allboxing.ru that Mundine has refused to go through with the fight under any circumstances.
"He wanted the fight to take place in Australia, under their television and under his terms and even after I accepted those terms, it was still the same thing - he refused to take the fight," Golovkin said.
After informing the WBA about Mundine's decision, the organization gave him permission to challenge any fighter within their top ten rankings for the vacant title. Golovkin's team have sent letters to every fighter in the top ten and are waiting for replies.
"After the termination of these negotiations, a letter was written to the World Boxing Association, in which we stated the situation, and they replied that we have the right to reach an agreement with any boxer from the WBA's top ten rankings to fight for the vacant title. We practically, at the same time, dispatched offers to almost every boxers from the top ten and we look forward to hearing from them," Golovkin said.