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Golovkin's Promoter: We'd Fight Ward at 164, 50-50 Split

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, who handle IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs), says a fight can certainly be worked out with WBA super middleweight king Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs).

But the deal would have to be under Golovkin's terms and not dictated by Ward. Loeffler feels Golovkin has surpassed Ward as a ticket seller and in terms of name recognition - making GGG the A-side of the negotiations.

Loeffler is not under the impression that Ward is ready to negotiate the fight, stating that the Olympic gold medal winner is likely looking to have a few more tune-ups. Ward returned last month after being away from the since November of 2013. In his return, he dominated and stopped overmatched Paul Smith at a catch-weight of 172-pounds.

Golovkin is trying to get fights with a variety of opponents, without success. He won't be facing IBF champion David Lemieux this year and Carl Froch appears to have lost interest in fighting him.

The Ward fight is there, although it's unlikely Ward will agree to a weight of 164 and a 50-50 split.

“GGG is now clearly the ‘A’ side yet Ward still would want to dictate terms, which makes no sense,” Loeffler said to ESPN. “GGG would fight Ward on a 50-50 basis, the best 160-pounder versus the best 168-pounder [at] 164 [and] a 50-50 split on all proceeds. But it seems like Ward needs more tuneup fights.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jubei on 09-06-2019

[QUOTE=j0zef;20042324]Are you really this lame and pathetic that you resurrected a 3 year old thread that has been discussed and beaten to death by trolls infinitely better than you? I expect this kind of idiocy from legion of redk trolls,…

Comment by j0zef on 09-06-2019

Are you really this lame and pathetic that you resurrected a 3 year old thread that has been discussed and beaten to death by trolls infinitely better than you? I expect this kind of idiocy from legion of redk trolls,…

Comment by icha on 09-06-2019

so golovkin couldnt even go up one weight class without asking for a CW...

Comment by firstborn on 06-25-2016

[QUOTE]Well that was how long ago? They Fawked up. Now Ward is 2 weight classes and 18 pounds above GGG. That fight isn't happening[/QUOTE] I don't know why reporters keep asking either camp about the fight. It's obviously not going…

Comment by Chuckguy on 06-25-2016

[QUOTE=Pigeons;16813815]Golovkin is a coward.[/QUOTE] What fighter do you like [email protected]?

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