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.

Abel Sanchez hints of Gennady Golovkin to step up to Super-Middleweight

In an interview given in the Sky Sports programme “On the Ropes”, Abel Sanchez has claimed that his trainee Gennady Golovkin has what it takes to succeed at the super middleweight level.

For a fighter who has lost none of his 35-fights at the professional level, the 34-year-old is a worthy holder of the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles.

He is currently in talks with Saul Canelo Alvarez in order to fortify his grasp on the WBC Belt.

These comments by Sanchez have come in the wake of a fight in which Golovkin knocked out Dominic Wade.

The Boxer knocked down his opponent three times, with the last one proving to be the deciding blow for Wade.

In fact, the WBC belt which Golovkin currently holds originally belonged to Saul, however, after Alvarez failed to meet a deadline to fight the Kazakh, the title was awarded to Golovkin.

Sanchez told On The Ropes Boxing: “I see Golovkin being a better 168lb fighter than he is a middleweight. If and when he moves up, he’s going to be a much better fighter.”

“I think he’s going to be able to slow his attack down because these guys will be a little slower and he’ll be able to pinpoint a little better what he needs to do.”

Thus, if Golovkin wants to upgrade to the Super Middleweight title, he will have to say goodbye to his 160-Pound division.