Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight

by Radio Rahim

Promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions expects IBO/IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs) to have at least three fights before meeting Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs) next September.

There is a verbal agreement between the camps of the two fighters for a September 2017 pay-per-view encounter. Of course, because it's a verbal deal there is nothing legally binding either boxer to stay on course with that fight.

Golovkin is back on September 10th at the O2 Arena in London, when he faces IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.


If everything works out as planned in September, Loeffler advised that he plans to bring Golovkin back in November or December. Following that, expect to see Golovkin fight again in the first four months of 2017. Golovkin's opponents beyond Brook are unknown, but eventually the WBA will order him to face WBA 'regular' champion Daniel Jacobs.

"Gennady would have at least three fights by the time he'd fight Canelo," Loeffler told

Canelo is also back in September, facing WBO junior middleweight world champion Liam Smith at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. If Canelo walks away with the WBO belt, he will likely return at the end of the year as well - possibly at the full middleweight limit of 160-pounds against WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders. Canelo then plans to fight in May 2017, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by big_james10 on 07-29-2016

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;16900774]whose next on the agenda? adrien broner? crawford?[/QUOTE] Rod Salka! Or perhaps Golovkin will call out the winner of Frampton/Santa Cruz!

Comment by My Low Place on 07-29-2016

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;16902953]I call him CanYellow that's how! I don't know why boxing fans give up on a fighter once they lose???[/QUOTE] canelo gave up on himself..he had rough out with trout and lara and then just said forget i'm not fighting…

Comment by Swatty on 07-28-2016

Eastcoast... Looks good! Health permitting, I'll be there.

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Comment by Eastcoast on 07-27-2016

[QUOTE=Swatty;16901525]Wow. I really did not see Jacobs/Mora actually going to Reading... I guess it's close to home for Jacobs... wonder if it actually happens.[/QUOTE] Jacobs vs Mora lands in Reading, PA. Get hyped!!!!!! #boxing

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