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Gennady Golovkin: Anthony Mundine Ran From Our Fight

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.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jim Jeffries on 05-20-2010

[QUOTE=Tmb04;8423400]Daniel Jacobs is ranked 6 by the WBA. Make the fight happen :boxing:[/QUOTE] There are some good fights to be made between Jacobs, Golovkin and Korobov (once he gets a bit more experience) down the road, the first two being…

Comment by teofilo on 05-20-2010

Isee Golovkin is ranked number 1 by the WBC you would think a World title fight would not be to far away.!!!! MIDDLEWEIGHT (160-72.575) CHAMPION: KELLY PAVLIK (US) INTERIM CHAMPION: SEBASTIAN ZBIK (GERMANY) WBC INT. CHAMPION: Dmitry Pirog (Russia) 1.-Gennady…

Comment by giacomino on 05-20-2010

They need to match Golovkin with one of the other young guns, because there is an increasingly long list of veteran "champions" and "contenders" who don't want to touch any of them, including Sturm, Sylvester, Mundine and Zbik

Comment by teofilo on 05-20-2010

Golovkin is the real deal,if He gets a crack He will win a World Title but believe Me not many are in a hurry to fight Him,He is a walk up Bull of a fighter with enormous power in both…

Comment by Tmb04 on 05-20-2010

[QUOTE=Tunney!;8423523]Excellent suggestion. That would be a good competitive matchup.[/QUOTE] That's what I think. Isn't Jacobs promoted by Golden Boy and Golovkin by Universum? If so I thought they had a recent partnership? This fights very possible

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