By Elisinio Castillo
Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) could finally be inching closer to a world title shot.
The Argentine fighter has been waiting for a very long time. He was top rated contender under the WBC since Miguel Cotto was the reigning champion. Cotto was eventually unseated by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in 2015. Canelo then vacated the belt last year and the sanctioning body made their interim-beltholder, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, the full champion.
The sanctioning body recently ordered a final eliminator between Golovkin and undefeated Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs), who recently vacated his IBF junior middleweight title and moved up to 160.
Heiland returned to the ring this past Friday night in Argentina, and knocked out Mateo Veron in eight rounds in Quilmes.
Charlo has been out of action since last fall's knockout of undefeated challenger Julian Williams. Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), who also holds the IBF, WBA and IBO titles, was last in the ring back in March, when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over WBA mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs at New York's Madison Square Garden.
"There is still nothing confirmed [as far as date for the Charlo eliminator]. [Charlo] is a very aggressive guy and you have to be careful not get caught and you must maintain a sustained attack in the early rounds," Heiland told Ricardo Galasso.
"It's would be an honor [to then fight Golovkin]. What better than to be measured against the best fighters and to fight for the championship of the world. He is a boxer who has a formidable punch, trains a lot and is really is an example for many. For me it is a great dream that this fight is going to happen. [Winning the title would] achieve the dream of my entire life: capturing the world title. And I will do everything I can to achieve that. Being a world champion has been the dream of my whole life."