By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO’s) plans on fighting on November 2nd in New York and then 6 weeks later on December 14th in Monte Carlos, according to Steve Kim. For Golovkin to return so quickly to the ring in December, he’s going to have to blow out his opponent early like he did against his last two opponents Nobuhiro Ishida and Matthew Macklin.
Ok, GGG update, Tom Loeffler says the plan is for Golovkin to fight Nov 2 in NYC and then Monte Carlo again on Dec 14th #boxing
— Steve Kim (@stevemaxboxing) July 25, 2013
Golovkin certainly has the power and the skills to get anyone out of there no matter who he’s facing. Golovkin wants to fight the top guys Peter Quillin, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Sergio Martinez, Daniel Geale, Martin Murray, and even junior middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, but the chances of Golovkin getting any of them to face him are slim at best.
Martinez is injured and won’t be available to fight until early 2014, and he likely won’t be up to fighting Golovkin when he does come back. Murray has visa problems and the only way a fight between him and Golovkin could take place is if Golovkin were to fight him in his home country of the UK.
Quillin hasn’t shown any interest in fighting Golovkin, and it’s pretty easy to see why in losing at Quillin’s performance against Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam. Canelo won’t likely take the fight with Golovkin, because he would want Golovkin to come down to 154, even though he’d likely rehydrate up to 170+.
Golden Boy Promotions haven’t shown any interest in matching Canelo with Golovkin, and I don’t expect that to change in the next 5 years, even if Canelo moves up to middleweight. Geale gave up his WBA strap to fight Anthony Mundine rather than face Golovkin. He’s not likely to just volunteer to fight Golovkni.
Golovkin is just too good for his own benefit. He’s going to have to defend his WBA strap against one of his contenders in November and December, because I don’t see any of the top fighters all of a sudden deciding that they want to fight him. If Golovkin is lucky, he might be able to get someone like Sergio Mora or Andy Lee to face him in November and December, but I’d be surprised if any of those guys take the fight.