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Golovkin's Manager Eyes Geale Bout, Roasts Quillin

By Yuri Tarantin

Oleg Hermann, manager of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, believes the WBA will approve former beltholder Daniel Geale as the next opponent for his boxer.

Golovkin's return is being positioned for July 26 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Last week the sanctioning body ordered Golovkin to make a mandatory defense against Jarrod Fletcher. Golovkin's promoter, K2 Promotions, submitted a request to the World Boxing Association to obtain a special permit to stage a defense against Geale in July.

"We have the date on HBO, we signed a contract with the Madison Square Garden for July 26 and we are working to get the most interesting opponent. We can't face Fletcher [because HBO will not accept him] and we can't change our plans. I think everybody understands [the situation]. I am confident that the WBA will allow us to have the fight with Geale," Hermann said.

If a deal for Golovkin-Geale gets finalized, Hermann says a press conference is tentative for June 5 in Los Angeles and then the 7th of June in New York.

Regarding a unification with WBO champion Peter Quillin. Hermann says the situation with the two fighters being aligned with different cable networks was a stumbling block in making the fight. Quillin fights exclusively on Showtime and Golovkin on HBO.

"We made a good offer to Richard Schaefer (CEO of Golden Boy Promotions). But the next day he said that they want to arrange [a bid] between channels, the winner [who offers the most money] will receive the rights to broadcast the fight between Golovkin and Quillin. The proposed option was not acceptable to us, because the team is not going to turn away from their partners on HBO, whose support Gennady can always count on," Hermann said.

"Additionally, the popularity of Quillin much lower than Gennady in the United States, and the two of them can not even be compared. If Quillin would not have a belt we wouldn't even hear about him being mentioned in the press alongside high profile names like Golovkin and Martinez. Not to mention, Quillin is an undercard fighter who has not yet headlined a single event."

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JoeMan on 05-21-2014

GBP is becoming a safe haven for ducks. The funny thing here is Quillin was the one who expressed interest in the GG fight and Quillin's team should be the one making the offer and do whatever it takes to…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 05-21-2014

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;14573001]You may be right. It appears that Schafer was trying to fool GGG's team into getting in a bidding war. But he has to know that he can't dictate the terms for this fight because his fighter is not…

Comment by Dealer on 05-21-2014

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;14573001]You may be right. It appears that Schafer was trying to fool GGG's team into getting in a bidding war. But he has to know that he can't dictate the terms for this fight because his fighter is not…

Comment by Hougigo on 05-21-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14573182]I wouldn't say that, in addition to GGG they still have Pacquiao, Golovkin, Kovalev, Chavez, Garcia, Marquez, Ward and Provodnikov.[/QUOTE] Eh with Mikey. He's sitting and we still gotta wait for this ish to resolve. Ward too... He's on…

Comment by mathed on 05-20-2014

[QUOTE=PureRussia;14570439]quillen is a really nice guy blame gbp not him[/QUOTE] He is also to blame, he wants to take the easy road. He could step up like Canelo does and tell them who he wants to fight instead he goes…

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