Advertisement
Advertisement

Golovkin: Facing Cotto-Martinez Winner is Very Important

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com caught up with WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin this past Saturday in Los Angeles, California. Golovkin was hoping to face former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez on July 19th but that fight has been shelved for the moment as Chavez and his promoter Top Rank couldn't come to an agreement for the fight and a contract extension. 

Golovkin will now fight on July 26th and former champion Daniel Geale is the front runner to land the fight that will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York.

On June 7th, Sergio Martinez will defend his WBC middleweight title on HBO pay-per-view against three division champion Miguel Cotto.  Golovkin said that he is very interested in facing the winner and feels that the fight must take place to determine who the best middleweight in the world is.

"I think it is going to be a great fight. I respect both fighters. I think they both have a chance to win. I am very interested in fighting the winner. It is very important (that I face the winner) because it will decide who is the best at 160 pounds," Golovkin stated.

Former WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will likely move up to the middleweight division in the near future. His next fight is co tracked at 155 pounds which technically makes it a middleweight fight. GGG has sparred with Canelo in the past and while he said he would like to face the popular Mexican, he feels that their network allegiances would prevent that fight from happening.

"That is another interesting fight. Canelo, I know him personally. It is a different situation, Canelo is with Gooden Boy and works with Showtime and I am with HBO so I don't think it could happen," Golovkin told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] . You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nomadic on 05-23-2014

I hopw Martinez win just to see how the negotiations play out for this fight. I don't think the fight is going to be in the ring.

Comment by Fetta on 05-22-2014

Nope! That belt is waiting for Canelo after he beats Lara.

Comment by Dinamita 03 on 05-22-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14577526]But but... Me Sergio. Me warrior with 154 pounder. Me so ready for KO. Me so sure. Me fight Golovkin, me ready to retire. Me at the end of career. Me not like the way Golovkin treat people around him.…

Comment by -MAKAVELLI- on 05-22-2014

[IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/1001987_491127214321288_2583018239886685964_n.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by HeroBando on 05-22-2014

[QUOTE=birdman77;14578636]Amen. Do people truly believe Sergio is scared of Gennady? That's ignorant. He's fought plenty of dangerous punchers and a few guys that are naturally bigger than he or GGG. I like all 3 of these fighters but Gman is…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Mayweather: Khan Should Have Fought Brook, Not Canelo "Fighting Words" - Canelo vs. Khan: A One-Ring Circus Khan: If I'm Scared of Brook, Then Why Would I Fight Canelo? Guillermo Rigondeaux Wants To Excite in Liverpool, Says Diaz Haye Says The Klitschko Era is Over, Tabs Fury For Repeat Win Austin Trout Willing To Travel, Face Liam Smith in The UK Tyson Fury Hopes Wladimir Klitschko Rematch is Set 'ASAP' Hatton: Canelo Will Be Too Strong and Powerful For Amir Khan Francisco Vargas: Salido Would Be High Risk, a Good Challenge Povetkin: After Wilder I'm Open To Fury, Martin and Klitschko Lucian Bute, Alvarez, Beterbiev Tripleheader on April 2nd? Khan: People Thought De La Hoya Would Destroy Pacquiao Wanheng Menayothin Defends WBC Strap on March 2nd Artur Beterbiev Eyes Ring Return in March or April Pedro Guevara Faces Jether Oliva on February 20 in Sinaloa McGuigan: Khan is Very Ballsy, Canelo Walks Around at 200 Sam O'Maison Stole The Show With Big Knockout Over Hardy Cortez Feels Canelo-Golovkin is More Likely For 2017 Showtime Championship Boxing 30: Hopes for the Year Ahead Tyson Fury Hopes To Head Up New Heavyweight Era Amir Khan Admits Canelo's Size Initially Concerned Him Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev, Golovkin, Canelo-Khan, More Frank Warren: Boxing Must Do More For Retired Fighters Johann Duhaupas Returns, Dominates Nascimento Over Ten Khan Says Shock Value Makes '50-50' Fight With Canelo Bigger Kovalev's Coach: If Ward Can't Hurt Sergey, He's in Trouble! Jamel Herring Looking To Step Things Up in 2016 Luis Ortiz Stays Patient, Waiting For Opponent To Get Finalized Sulaiman Warns Canelo That He Can't Make Mistakes With Khan Ocampo Blasts Out Navarro In Five; Cayetano Wins Alberto Machado, Abner Cotto KO Winners In Puerto Rico Kelly Pavlik Charged, Facing 180 Days in Air Rifle Shooting Photos: Deontay Wilder, Shaquille O'Neal Go Face To Face Jhonny Gonzalez Says Abner Mares Ran From Rematch Golovkin's Coach Doubts Canelo Fight Will Happen in 2016 Nonito Donaire To Hold Camp in Las Vegas For Bedak Clash Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wins 'Fighter of The Year' With BWAA Krzysztof Glowacki Feeling The Pressure of Usyk Mandatory Matthysse-Herrera in Talks For Canelo vs. Khan Undercard Mayweather: I'm No Longer Pound For Pound, But I am TBE
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement