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Golovkin-Martirosyan: WBC Reveal Special Fight Belt - Photos

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman revealed the blue belt commemorating WBC founder - Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos - which was especially created for the boxing dates of May 5 and September 16 with the motto "Bats'il Ajaw Belt" which means "True Hero" - to be presented to the winners of the headline fights on those dates.

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Gennady Golovkin will fight Vanes Martirosyan on May 5 following the withdrawal of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who pulled out earlier this month in the wake of two positive tests for banned substance clenbuterol.

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Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following the results of the tests administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) on February 17 and 20, but maintained his innocence and his camp blamed the adverse findings on eating tainted meat in the 27-year-old's homeland.

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He withdrew in light of that suspension and ahead of a scheduled hearing with the Nevada commission on Wednesday.

The eagerly awaited rematch between the pair who battled to a controversial draw in September was scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but the replacement bout will be staged at the StubHub centre in Carson, California.

Armenian-American Martirosyan usually fights at light middleweight and has lost both of his title bouts at that level - to Demetrius Andrade in 2013 and Erislandy Lara in 2016.

The 31-year-old has not fought since losing on points to Lara two years ago and appears to have little hope of upsetting undefeated Kazakh Golovkin, who will put the WBA, WBC and IBO straps on the line.

The draw with Canelo was the first fight Golovkin failed to win in what was his 38th professional bout.

After pulling out of the fight against unified world champion Golovkin, Alvarez insisted he was not guilty of any wrongdoing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GGG Gloveking on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=VERSION1 (V1);18709454]a real fight no special belt[/QUOTE] Damn purist :rofl:

Comment by VERSION1 (V1) on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=GGG Gloveking;18709141]Its on Cinco de Mayo. It has a special belt. It features Mexlovkin. What more do you need?[/QUOTE] a real fight no special belt

Comment by GGG Gloveking on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;18709391]An opponent with an actual pulse would be nice.[/QUOTE] Of course he has a pulse, his name is Vanes But yeah, I'm not too find of this fight for real

Comment by Shadoww702 on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=VERSION1 (V1);18709126]what so special about this fight[/QUOTE] It's a crippled fight. One guy is 36 years old and the other one has been retired for 2 years and lost 3 out of his last 6 fights.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=GGG Gloveking;18709141]Its on Cinco de Mayo. It has a special belt. It features Mexlovkin. What more do you need?[/QUOTE] An opponent with an actual pulse would be nice.

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