It’s kind of funny because GGG was originally stripped of his IBF title for not fighting then mandatory challenger, Derevyanchenko, as a late replacement for Canelo.
There have been rumors flying for the past couple months about who Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35KOs) will fight next. A lot has happened recently. A lot of names being mentioned, some changes in the division. One thing is for certain though – no matter who Canelo fights, boxing fans will be tuning in for it.
After the fight, Charlo stated that he wants a big fight and he wants it with either of the two biggest names in the middleweight division…
Gennady Golovkin (39-1, 35KOs) was back in full force yesterday when he knocked out Steve Rolls (19-1, 10KOs) in the fourth round. It was definitely a tune-up fight for Golovkin that was meant to showcase his skill in his DAZN debut. Now with that fight out of the way, who should be next for the Kazakh slugger?
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1 34KOs) returns on Saturday, June 8, at Madison Square Garden in New York City to take on Steve Rolls (19-0 10KOs). The fight will take place at a 164lb catchweight, raising some eyebrows in the boxing world.
It is widely expected that Canelo will fight in September again and there are a number of interesting options for him on the table. Who should be next for Canelo Alvarez?
Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (12-1 10KOs) will look to get back on track Saturday when he meets Jack “Golden Jack” Culcay (25-3 13KOs). The fight will take place Saturday, April 13 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They will clash to decide who holds the number one contender spot in the IBF rankings at Middleweight. It’s a high stakes fight, making it very interesting.
Former unified Middleweight Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1 34KOs), has signed an official 3 year, 6 fight deal with DAZN. The deal will likely lock him up for the rest of his career.
Last week, the WBO made Billy Joe Saunders, (26-0, 12 KOs) the mandatory challenger for Demetrius Andrade’s (27-0, 17 KOs) WBO Middleweight Title which is laughable, to say the least. What was the WBO thinking?
Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16KOs) is back in action tomorrow night in New York. He’ll be defending his newly won WBO world title against Artur Akavov (19-2, 8KOs) in the Madison Square Garden Theater.
Despite Virgil Hunter being one of the most well-respected and sought after trainers, he has been unable to produce another world champion other than Andre Ward. With Ward’s retirement in 2017 and the inactivity of the other fighters in his stable, Hunter has seldom been seen in the corners for any top-ranked prize fights. So who is Virgil Hunter and what happened to his great career as a trainer?