Undisputed middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) and his team made an official announcement to announce his status on his next fight. Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler addressed the media Thursday afternoon at the Palms Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.
“There is no official announcement. Gennady has mentioned to me he wants to fight May 5th. We’re under the gun to save May 5th,” Tom Loeffler said.
“Gennady knows the importance of fighting May 5th. There are a lot of fighters tat have called willing to fight Gennady. Vanes has expressed interest he is from LA. We will see what we can workout,”
“We are trying to come up with solutions. If there is an amicable deal with the IBF without Golovkin’s being stripped,”
“The main goal is if Canelo is available for September. We don’t want to risk Gennady’s future,”
“He wants to fight Canelo as soon as he able to get back in the ring. It’s the biggest fight in the sport of boxing,”
Golovkin followed and was brief.
“I feel great and I want to fight May 5th but this is a crazy situation for boxing,” Golovkin said
When asked how confident he feels about fighting Golovkin replied, “I don’t know.”
HBO continues to express interest for Golovkin’s next fight along with potential host sites Carson, California’s Stub Hub Center, MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
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