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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.

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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…

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