Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Golovkin Promoter Shocked at IBF: They Were Unfair To GGG!

Tom Loeffler, promoter for WBC, WBA, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), admits they were shocked by Wednesday's decision from the International Boxing Federation - who decided to strip GGG of their middleweight belt.

The sanctioning body will now order the two highest ranked available contenders to collide for the vacant belt.

Golovkin was stripped for his failure to reach an agreement to fight mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

canelo-golovkin-new-york (12)_1

Golovkin and his handlers were seeking an exception to delay the mandatory obligation - with the sanctioning body rejecting their request.

He first captured the title back in the fall of 2015, with a stoppage win over David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

“It comes as a complete surprise,” Loeffler said to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “That’s not what the Derevyanchenko side was asking for (to strip Golovkin). They were just asking for a certain amount of time before they would get the mandatory opportunity.

“I’m not sure how the IBF got to the point to strip Triple G. It comes as a complete surprise and completely unfair the way the IBF has treated Triple G.”

Golovkin will now refocus his energy on securing a rematch with Canelo Alvarez, which is targeted for September 15th in Las Vegas.

They fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in September 2017.

The rematch was first targeted for Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 5 - but it fell apart when Canelo tested positive for clenbterol in a pair of drug tests taken in February. He was forced to withdraw and hit with a six month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

A few days ago, the rematch negotiations fell apart after Golovkin stood firm on a 50-50 monetary split - while Canelo wanted a split of 65-35.

Now Golovkin is willing to back away from that demand, hoping to get the rematch discussions back on course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-11-2018

[QUOTE=The plunger man;18842151][B]I'm not interested [/B]in your views or opinions when you still champion the drug cheat canelo...you support a cheat and that sums you up[/QUOTE] fcukboy..... I did not mention Canelo in that post :lol1: you were keeping it…

Comment by -PBP- on 06-08-2018

IBF don't play around. Fight your mando or drop your belt.

Comment by Ray* on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=Mastrangelo;18837622]I like Tom - but you can't keep the belt hostage. If you're not willing to compete with young guys coming up - and want to make the biggest money fights - then drop the belt and allow guys on…

Comment by strykr619 on 06-08-2018

Who cares about Belts at this point, the only title that matters come from a damn magazine/website. This debacle is just proving that you need to **** can these ABC orgs and merge them all back together so their is…

Comment by The plunger man on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18841040]exactly ! and props ! well, not really..... 1) they have a rotation, essentially solving that problem 2) Golovkin could have accepted Saunders offer to fight in June, if he had accepted that offer, Golovkin would currently be on the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (73)
Top Headlines Martin Murray, Roberto Garcia Promise Fireworks at The O2 Lewis Ritson Inks New Five Fight Deal With Matchroom Parker's Trainer: We Put Dillian Whyte Fight Together in 3 Days Sanchez, Golovkin: His Riches Have Changed Canelo as a Person Spence on Crawford Fight: We're Gonna Meet Up, Make Big Money Frampton: Me vs. Santa Cruz is The Biggest Featherweight Fight John Ryder Eyes Chris Eubank Jr, Rematch With Rocky Fielding Paddy Gallagher Not Worried About Tactics of Gary Corcoran David Allen Vows To Test The "Heart" of Tony Yoka Dina Thorslund vs. Yessica Munoz Set For WBO Title, August 25 Sanchez: Golovkin Didn't Care About Canelo's Deadlines Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. To Fight On, Hopes To Gain WBC Title Shot Spence: Why Not Make Mikey Garcia Fight if He Can Beat Easter? WBC Prez Wants GGG, Canelo To Drop The Topic of Clenbuterol Sor Rungvisai Wants Defense in Thailand, Then HBO Bout in 2019 Isaac Dogboe is Very Eager To Unify With Danny Roman Spence: Jermall Charlo Will Beat Triple-G and Canelo at 160 Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Alex Saucedo Putting in Work SHO's Espinoza Expects Spence Back For One More in 2018 Golovkin: Canelo Can't Look in My Eyes; He Knows I'm Correct Showtime's Spence-Ocampo Main Event Peaked at 726K Viewers Sanchez To Canelo: At Least Try To Knock Golovkin Out! Photos: Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels - Meet Up, Put in Work Liam Williams Parts Ways With Trainer Gary Lockett Hearn: I Won't Let Joshua Face Wilder With an 8-Week Camp! Bryan Vasquez Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Carl Frampton Predicts a Very Bright Future For Michael Conlan Ricky Burns Rules Out A Fight Against Josh Taylor UK News: Umar Sadiq, Barnes vs. Rosales, Darryll Williams, More Joseph Parker's Trainer Details 7 Week Camp For Dillian Whyte Errol Spence: Amir Khan Has Al's Number if He Wants to Fight Me De La Hoya: Triple-G Should Talk In the Ring, Try to KO Canelo Fury: Bellew is a Sh*thouse, I'll Punch His Mouth When I See Him! Jack Catterall: I'm Confident That I'd Beat Hooker, Take His Title Nick Ball, Meshech Speare Added To MTK Liverpool Card Josh Taylor: I Want To Do a Number on Postol, Knock Him Out! De La Hoya: Canelo is So Angry at GGG - Woke Up Sleeping Giant! Hughie Fury Would Take Joshua Fight Right Away, Says Trainer Crawford vs. Spence Heating Up as The Next Big Fight at 147 Sanchez Hopes Canelo is Not Talking The Talk and 'Fights' GGG
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement