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Golovkin Being Approached By All Major Platforms, Says Loeffler

By Steve Kim

With HBO Sports confirming that beginning in 2019 that they will no longer be televising boxing, marquee fighters like Gennady Golovkin - who was a staple of the network the past several years - are now in essence, television/platform free agents.

"We'll look at all the options and we'll weigh out the best path for Gennady to go," Tom Loeffer, the head of GGG Promotions told BoxingScene.com while in Germany. "HBO was big for his career, launched his career in the United States and really took his career to a different level, being on HBO 14 times since his debut in September of 2012.

"But if HBO is not going to be in the boxing business in 2019, we have to look for the best platform for him. We've already had a lot of interest from other platforms and we'll see what direction he wants to go."

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Loeffler said he heard the HBO news directly from Peter Nelson (the head of HBO Sports) earlier this morning.

"It's a surprise because we're such a vital part of boxing for so many years. We understand their priorities have shifted, there are other platforms that have come into North America. So we'll see what's the best platform for our fighters to continue with," Loeffler further explained to BoxingScene.

And yes, the various platforms that are looking to add to their stable have already come calling.

"Since the news broke I've been contacted by all the major platforms and so yeah, there's not only a lot of interest in Gennady but all the other fighters that have been on HBO,'' said Loeffler.

Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), suffered his first career loss on September 15th in losing a close majority decision to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was carried by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=icha;19148958]i never said that, but the other guy keeps discrediting canelos ppv numbers, that was the reason for my reply to him..[/QUOTE] fair enough

Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;19148923]correct, if you don't count pac, the most popular boxers in the sport right now are probably Canelo, Anthony Joshua and then most likely ggg. Ggg isn't a ppv star but he is a legit draw.[/QUOTE] Joshua is…

Comment by icha on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;19148874][B]So you agree he is a univision fighter[/B] . . . come on he was right to call out that as being dumb. No one doubts Canelo is the #1 PPV guy. There is no denying that Golovkin though…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;19148882]Canelo is number on PPV star but who is second in the US? Pac would be it but I almost think of him as retired. Golovkin has probably as good if not better than any other fighter.[/QUOTE] correct, if…

Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 09-28-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;19148765]ok blue balls. I didn't say he was a ppv star but I did say that he was a draw. Please tell me, who outside of Canelo and pac that is an active boxer has taken place in…

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