Challengers Queue Up For Golovkin

After GGG’s stunning victory over Kell Brook at the weekend, the potential suitors for Golovkin’s next opponent have already made themselves known – knowing the status and purse size that a fight against the new unified champion.

With that in mind we’ve compiled a list of the most likely contenders to fight Golovkin next.

Chris Eubank Jnr
Probably the most controversial option and controversial tweet in the aftermath of the Kell Brook fight, Chris Eubank Jnr provides a genuine option for Golovkin however he may feel that he’s already too big for a fight with Eubank.

That of course remains to be seen, and Eubank Jnr put himself in the shop window by posting a tweet featuring a photo of the fighter alongside the quote “if you want a fight with a real British Middleweight… come get some. My corner don’t own towels.”

Controversial indeed.

Meanwhile promoter Frank Warren has branded Eubank’s tweet as “disgusting” in the wake of Kell Brook’s defeat.

Billy Joe Saunders
WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has also demanded a fight with Golovkin after his October 29th fight in Manchester on the card of Fury/Klitschko 2.

Presuming Billy Joe Saunders emerges from the fight victorious, he will feel he is in a strong position to go toe-to-toe with GGG when the decision is made.

Promoter Frank Warren has hinted that discussions have already begun and he is aiming for that fight to be held in the UK just like the Brook/Golovkin bout.

Daniel Jacobs
Daniel Jacobs is the man that Golovkin has apparently been ordered to fight next (within 120 days) according to the WBA.

The American is eager to get into the ring with Golovkin posting a series of tweets calling out the man from Kazakhstan.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
The one man who hasn’t tweeted about Golovkin that may well be the ideal next fight is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The Mexican is currently focused on his upcoming fight against Liam Smith where his WBO world title is on the line.

Canelo has previously stated that he will eventually fight GGG, however we may just have to wait a little longer for this super-fight

Summary
‘Who’s next?’ is the question on everyone’s lips but my gut feeling is that we’ll see Golovkin take a short break and enjoy his time in the spotlight. Pound for pound one of the best fighters on the planet right now, he will evidently haave the pick of his challengers come his next bout.

Check out boxing matches today so you don’t miss a beat in the boxing world. We’ll bring the conclusion of the Golovkin ‘next fight’ drama as soon as a fight has been agreed.

Brook biggest test of all for Golovkin

With their middleweight clash now just under a month away, Gennady Golovkin believes that Kell Brook will provide him with the biggest test of his career to date when the duo clash at the O2 Arena in London.

With IBF Welterweight Champion Brook having stepped up two weight divisions to take on Golovkin, the Kazakhstani fighter is understandably the favourite in the boxing odds from bookmakers. The 34-year-old has won each of his 35 professional contests to date, with 32 coming by way of knockout. The WBC, IBF and WBO Middleweight titles will be on the line in London next month, with Golovkin not taking his British opponent lightly, despite being the overwhelming favourite.

Kell Brook weighed in at almost a stone heavier than his opponent at the 30-day check in, writing off those in the boxing world who believed Golovkin’s natural strength would be too much for the Brit. You can get on the chin boxing odds of 1/6 on for Golovkin to claim an expected win, while Brook is offered outsider odds of 4/1.

Elsewhere in the boxing in 2016, ahead of his contest with Canelo Alvarez, Liam Smith has predicted a knockout victory over his Mexican opponent. Alvarez is arguably the most celebrated boxer still competing, and the duo will collide at the AT&T Arena on September 17. British fighter Smith has played down concerns over Canelo’s weight, with the Mexican known for adding at least 20 pounds on fight night. Canelo recently overcame Amir Khan in one of the fights of the year, and is favourite in the boxing odds at Coral for another victory, at 1/10 on. 28-year-old Smith is coming off the back of a second-round knockout victory over Predrag Radosevic in June, having suffered just one professional career defeat to date.

A win for both Golovkin and Canelo would likely set up a box office clash between the undefeated duo, with boxing fans worldwide eagerly anticipating such a bout. The boxing odds from Coral are currently too close to call in their boxing betting market.

Revealed: David Price Knocked Out Anthony Joshua in Sparring

In an interview given to Sky Sports, Liverpool based fighter David Price has claimed that he once knocked out Anthony Joshua in the gym when sparring with the English Champion.

Price also offered Joshua the chance to avenge that forgotten loss by fighting him in the professional ranks. Until now, Joshua has has kept his silence regarding the Price’s challenge – probably intellingently avoiding being goaded into the ring for a fight that he doesn’t need to take.

This all started from an Anthony Joshua tweet in which the 27-year-old asked for only for what he deems to be ‘serious challengers’.

As Joshua gave an open invitation, Price responded accordingly by challenging Joshua to fight him for the IBF title.

In the same tweet, Price hinted of a past encounter in which he floored the current IBF heavyweight Champion.

The tweet from Joshua came just a month after he defeated Dominic Breazeale to retain the IBF heavyweight Championship in June.

After winning that fight, Joshua retains his 17-0 record from professional bouts.

While the Champion was in a bullish mood after retaining his title, Price returned the same feelings with his tweet.

During an Interview with Sky Sports, Price has said that he floored Joshua way back in 2011 when the pair were practicing in a training session.

“It’s probably the worst kept secret in boxing and it’s something that I’ve never really brought up or mentioned,” Price told Sky Sports.

Prior to their bout in the sparring ring, and for some time after that, Joshua was seen as the new kid on the block.

Price, however, was a pro.

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The tables have now turned significantly in Joshua’s favour, yet it doesn’t stop Price from digging up the history between the pair.

“When it happened, Joshua was an amateur on the GB squad and I was a novice pro and I kept it to myself because he was an up and coming potential boxer. I wanted to protect him from it, didn’t want to go around boasting about it. But our positions have changed and he’s IBF heavyweight champion of the world.”