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Golovkin's Promoter Aims For Unification Bouts in 2014

Gennady Golovkin is hoping his outstanding 2013 can push him to even greater heights in the new year.

The unbeaten Kazakhstani assassin has become one of boxing's most feared punchers after brutally blasting his way past all four challengers last year to amass a record of 28 wins with 25 knockouts.

The 31-year-old will be looking for much of the same when he steps back into the ring this Saturday night in Monte Carlo when he defends his WBA middleweight world title against Ghanaian contender Osumanu Adama.

Though Golovkin has his eyes on bigger prizes, he refuses to overlook the tricky Adama.

"It's going to be a great fight. It's a new year but I think it's going to be the same as last year - a great year - with lots of great fights starting with Saturday night. I'm ready," said Golovkin.

"I've seen Adama and he's a strong guy and it's not an easy fight for me. This is boxing, it's a serious business, it's not a game so I take every fight very seriously.

"He's hungry, he has good motivation for this fight. He's a good athlete and is a strong guy. It's a great opportunity for him but also for me."

Adama, who brings a record of 22 wins (16 knockouts) and only three defeats, is confident that he can stun the boxing world by beating Golovkin.

The 33-year-old is convinced his speed and power will pose new problems to the unrelenting Kazakh.

Should Golovkin come through the fight victorious he has plans to set up some of the biggest fights possible in 2014.

Tom Loeffler, Golovkin's promoter, has his eyes on a potential superfight with Argentina's reigning WBC middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez, with WBO champion Peter Quillin also a name being mooted.

"We can offer significant purses for somebody to fight Gennady. He's crossed that barrier where everybody knows who he is now. The finances on his fights are there, where there are big fights," said Loeffler.

"We would love to make a unification fight at some point down the road if the politics can get worked out. It would be a great fight with Quillin, who's also an undefeated champion, but Martinez would certainly be at the top of the list.

"In order to prove you're the best you have to fight the best ... we think Gennady's the best and obviously Sergio and his promoters and handlers think he's the best - so there's only one way to find out."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by US Dirk Killer on 02-01-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;14193606]I'd like to see Golovkin-Quillan on Showtime. If HBO can decide not to televise GGG-Adama, then surely Golovkin can decide to have a fight on Showtime on a Golden Boy/K-2 co-promotion.[/QUOTE] He still has an exclusive contract with HBO. HBO…

Comment by Freedom . on 02-01-2014

I'd like to see Golovkin-Quillan on Showtime. If HBO can decide not to televise GGG-Adama, then surely Golovkin can decide to have a fight on Showtime on a Golden Boy/K-2 co-promotion.

Comment by ColdBlooded on 02-01-2014

[QUOTE=boxingitis;14193497]Can't get to thrilled when I know cotto is not the best 154, and martinez was not to good in his last fight. I would be much more rather see martinez vs golovkin.[/QUOTE] Martinez just wants to have a tuneup…

Comment by boxingitis on 02-01-2014

Can't get to thrilled when I know cotto is not the best 154, and martinez was not to good in his last fight. I would be much more rather see martinez vs golovkin.

Comment by MRCHOKEaMF on 02-01-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14192036]More than enough to beat Cotto imo.[/QUOTE] I guess we agree on something... Cotto is gonna get stopped

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