Team Golovkin To Pursue Sam Soliman Unification
By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes
WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs) just blew away one fighter from Australia and he might have another Aussie star in his sights. On Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden, Golovkin only needed three rounds to take out two-time champion Daniel Geale.
Golovkin is likely going to return on an HBO televised date in October or November. He would like to face WBC champion Miguel Cotto, who returns in December. A fight with Cotto is more realistic for 2015 - although most insiders expect the Puerto Rican star to return to junior middleweight.
The more probable option is IBF champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18KOs), also of Australia, who recently dominated Felix Sturm to capture the title. Golovkin is hungry for unifications and Soliman, at 40-years-old, is looking for good paydays and probably a much easier option to secure.
Golovkin's promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, will attempt to make the fight but he can't guarantee that it happens.
"Gennady wants to prove that he's the best middleweight champion and the only way to prove that is to go out and fight the other champions, so we would go out and try to make a Sam Soliman fight - if it's possible. We can't force anyone to get in the ring. We saw that with the Chavez fight. We agreed to a lot of conditions for the Chavez fight and it didn't happen," Loeffler said.
It gives Cotto no choice but to fight the Unified Middleweight champion of the world.Comment by dan_cov on 07-28-2014
Oh God no you have to be kidding me? You have to be f*cking kidding me?Comment by theface07 on 07-28-2014
I don't understand why some people think the best fighters in GGG's weight class won't fight him because the money's not there. What real boxing fan wouldn't want to see the best fight the best in the division? I think…Comment by goldenbear on 07-28-2014
The Chavez fight didn't happen because of Arum not because Chavez jr. was scared. Arum wanted Chavez to extend his promotional contract for I think another 3 fights to get the GGG fight and Chavez declined. GGG team is being…Comment by Bronx2245 on 07-28-2014
[QUOTE=MJ406;14800876]not to be rude - but before he choose to fight Sergio Martinez, Cotto was offered the Canelo fight in March (which Angulo wound up getting instead) it was a 10 Million payday. With that in mind, why would Cotto…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (64)