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Golovkin: Too Much Talk in 2016 By Canelo, Saunders, Froch, Eubank

By Steve Kim

In 2016 unified middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin fought just twice and failed to get the marquee fight he yearned for. But he says that in facing Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) on March 18th at Madison Square Garden in New York City - it has renewed his vigor for the sport.

"Seriously, I lost interest last year," Golovkin revealed to a group of reporters on Wednesday afternoon at the Congo Room at L.A. Live, where a press conference was held for the Golovkin-Jacobs fight which will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View.

"Too much talking, just too much talking last year. It's not interesting."

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And he wasn't hesitant to call out the offending parties.

"Like who? 'Canelo' (Saul Alvarez), (Julio Cesar) Chavez (Jr.), (Carl) Froch,(Billy Joe) Saunders, (Chris) Eubank (Jr), it's crazy,'' he said with a chuckle.

Instead of facing any of these men, Golovkin had to settle for stoppage victories over his IBF mandatory Dominick Wade and IBF welterweight belt-holder Kell Brook.

In Jacobs, he's in a fight that is highly anticipated and believed to be a real challenge. He promises he's not looking beyond him as a potential September showdown with Alvarez looms.

"Right now, I see Daniel and he really wants this fight. So I said,'OK, OK, this is my motivation.' It's not 'Canelo', 'Canelo' maybe future. I'm not interested, right now," said Golovkin, who has a record of 36-0(33 KO's), and will continue his quest to obtain all the belts in the middleweight division.

Right now, the only belt missing from his collection is the WBO strap which is held by Saunders.

"I'm a sportsman, I'm a boxer, for me it's very, very important who's number one. Right now, I feel good, I'm not young guy, I'm 34, this year 35. For me, just give me chance."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 01-20-2017

[QUOTE=AneesMoha;17367516]Wait so Ward wanting Golovkin at full 168 at 50/50 spilt is fine with you. But Chavez droping to 164.5 for a 20% split is admirable for Canelo???[/QUOTE] no, not admirable, but the difference in weight is 14 lbs unlike…

Comment by AneesMoha on 01-20-2017

[QUOTE=icha;17346768]he was willing to go 8 lbs for chavez after chavez took a beating from maravilla and was also outboxed by bryan vera, but then canelo is willing to go 11 pounds and he is in the wrong... no one…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 01-20-2017

GGG is right.

Comment by THE MACK on 01-12-2017

Glolovkin fan here so maybe I'm bias but Canelo is a cherry picking coward. he has no fans outside of mexico and always picks smaller fighters. Golden boy knows GGG wrecks Canelo. Enough said.

Comment by icha on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=HeroBando;17347357]They didn't refuse anything, they're still negotiating. Canelo is not ready till September at best. But of course their terms have changed now that Canelo is the challenger, who forfeited the belt so meekly[/QUOTE] Of course the terms have changed,…

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