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Sulaiman: Cotto-Canelo Winner Must Face Golovkin

By Miguel Rivera

Should Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (32-0, 29KOs) secure another victory on Saturday night against Willie Monroe Jr. at The Forum in Los Angeles, he will fall in line to fight the likely fight between superstars Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, according to World Boxing Council [WBC] President Mauricio Sulaiman. 

Golovkin holds the WBA/IBO world titles but he is also the WBC interim-middleweight champion and the mandatory challenger to Cotto.

Cotto will defend his title on June 6th against former champion Daniel Geale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

It seems the WBC will allow a Cotto-Canelo fight to go forward without penalty. The fight is rumored for the fall, but the winner will have to face Golovkin next.

"Golovkin is our interim-champion and in the event that he is going to come out victorious in this fight [with Monroe], he must face Miguel Cotto for the absolute [WBC] world title of the middleweight division. If a fight between Cotto and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez happens, then the winner of this contest would become the one who would go against Golovkin for the world title," Sulaiman explained to ESPN Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Barcham on 05-16-2015

From the WBC website: [url]http://wbcboxing.com/wbceng/news/4224-cotto-must-face-golovkin[/url] [QUOTE]Mauricio Sulaiman, World Boxing Council President, confirms that Miguel Cotto must face Gennady Golovkin in an obligatory defence. Kazakh “GGG” defeated Britain's Martin Murray, last weekend, successfully defending his WBC interim middleweight championship. Cotto is…

Comment by Barcham on 05-16-2015

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Comment by turnedup on 05-16-2015

Wait a minute, didn't this same prick say earlier this year Cotto get's one voluntary defense and then has to fight Golovkin? So now pretty much what he's saying is the year Cotto's held on to that belt doesn't count,…

Comment by Barcham on 05-16-2015

[QUOTE=zerosixthree;15694008]Perhaps I am being niave. Sometimes I forget that the best thing you can hope for in boxing is that the shadyness and the politics remain outside the ring, not in it.[/QUOTE] If that was true, GGG would be facing…

Comment by zerosixthree on 05-16-2015

[QUOTE=Barcham;15693979]Oscar has already said that Canelo will not be fighting GGG anytime in the near future, more like two years from now. So it would only switch from a Puerto Rican ducking GGG to a Mexican ducking him. It is…

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