Who will Gennady Golovkin fight next?

Who will Gennady Golovkin fight next?

Unbeaten middleweight and pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin, now the holder off all major belts at 160-pounds barring the WBO belt currently held by Britain’s Billy Joe Saunders, needs a fight. Having been disappointed over the way Mexican star Saul Alvarez opted to hand him his WBC title instead of signing to fight him in September (we can hope the mega-fight will still happen but nobody is holding their breath), GGG now searches anew for his next opponent.

GGG took to his Twitter account yesterday, asking fans who they would like to see him fight. With Alvarez seemingly out of the picture for now at least, there seems to be pretty slim pickings at middleweight. British son of a great fighter, Chris Eubank Junior has thrown his hat into the ring, insisting he is serious about wanting to face Triple-G in September.

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David Price to face Jakov Gospic on May 29th

David Price to face Jakov Gospic on May 29th

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price will face Jakov Gospic on the May 29th card in Liverpool that will be headlined by Tony Bellew-Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title. This will, of course, be Price’s first fight back since being stopped inside two-rounds by Erkan Teper last July. Teper, like the only other man to have beaten Price, Tony Thompson, later failed a drugs test. Price is now convinced he can make it to the very top and that he was beaten only due to cheating on the part of Thompson and Teper.

Gospic, 17-14(12) was linked to Shannon Briggs at one point, with various reports suggesting the journeyman would face Briggs on tonight’s card at The O2 in London. Now Price gets the chance to ease himself back into action against the 33-year-old Croatian, with new trainer Dave Coldwell taking over as his head trainer. Price, a powerful puncher who looked for all the world like at least a world title challenger if not a world title winner before his three setbacks, told Sky Sports that he has no interest in going back over old ground at British level, instead aiming to show what he can do at the highest level.

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Gennady Golovkin Vs. Chris Eubank: who wins – GGG or Simply The Best?

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It’s not the most obvious “Dream Fight” that springs to mind when daydreaming on who would win out of today’s best middleweight, unified king Gennady Golovkin and great 160-pound fighters of yesteryear, but a GGG-Chris Eubank fight and how you think it would have gone is a pretty interesting notion all the same. Fans have thought about how Golovkin and his particular blend of skills would have done against the likes of a Marvin Hagler, a Carlos Monzon, a Bernard Hopkins (a fight that wasn’t too far from reality a while back!) and, dare we say it, a Sugar Ray Robinson (for the record, and for what it’s worth, I think GGG beats one of these guys, but only one) – but yesterday, Eubank, a former champ at 160 and 168, spoke about how he would have beaten Golovkin.

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Kell Brook-Jessie Vargas unification close for August 27th, fight set to be announced any day now

Kell Brook-Jessie Vargas unification close for August 27th, fight set to be announced any day now

It seems Eddie Hearn has worked his magic and enticed reigning WBO welterweight ruler Jessie Vargas to Sheffield to face IBF king Kell Brook in a unification match-up. According to a number of sources – trade paper Boxing News among them – an official announcement of the fight, set for Brook’s home town on August 27th, is “imminent.”

Brook, excited over the way he has finally bagged himself the kind of big fight he has been craving since he closely out-pointed Shawn Porter to take the IBF belt almost two years ago, has Tweeted “Any day now!” referring to the official announcement of the fight.

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Tyson Fury comes clean: tales of being dropped in sparring, falling out with trainer, “just fooling”

Tyson Fury comes clean: tales of being dropped in sparring, falling out with trainer, “just fooling”

As a number of people suspected was the case all along, heavyweight champ Tyson Fury was merely messing around when he claimed he was floored three times in sparring this week and was on the verge of splitting with his uncle and long-time trainer Peter Fury. Ever the practical joker, the unpredictable 27-year-old announced on social media how he was decked and generally beaten up by a Belgian light-heavyweight fighter brought in for speed work ahead of his July 9 return meeting with Wladimir Klitschko.

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Eubank Jr claims GGG “doesn’t deserve” to be considered the best middleweight in world, says he’d fight him “tomorrow”

Eubank Jr claims GGG “doesn’t deserve” to be considered the best middleweight in world, says he’d fight him “tomorrow”

As all fight fans have surely read, Mexican star Saul Canelo Alvarez has given up his WBC middleweight title and basically handed it over to unbeaten Kazakh puncher Gennady Golovkin. For the time being, that particular super-fight will have to wait; even though Canelo – who has been dubbed “yellow” by some angry fans who feel he has shown fear by continually avoiding GGG – maintains he will face him and will defeat him. We’ll have to take Alvarez at his word on that one.

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Thurman-Porter winner must face Avanesyan-Shane Mosley winner says WBA President Mendoza Jr.

Thurman-Porter winner must face Avanesyan-Shane Mosley winner says WBA President Mendoza Jr.

The WBA, as fans may know, says it is fully attempting to put together a series of fights and tournaments designed to crown just one world champion in each weight class. The WBA currently has a number of champions in a number of weight classes – at heavyweight, for example, Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz and Ruslan Chagaev all hold a version of the WBA crown – and Gilberto Ramirez Junior, the WBA President, wants to sort things out.

While this is a good idea on many fronts, the order the WBA has made regarding it’s welterweight champions could prove to have dangerous consequences for future Hall of Famer and former three-weight ruler “Sugar” Shane Mosley. Mendoza recently stated how the winner of the upcoming May 28th fight between “interim” WBA 147-pound champ David Avanesyan and Mosley must then be given a shot at the “regular” WBA title, set to be defended by Keith Thurman, 26-0(22) against challenger Shawn Porter, 26-1-1(16) in June.

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So who will Shannon Briggs fight on Saturday night?

So who will Shannon Briggs fight on Saturday night?

It was officially confirmed at today’s press conference in London that Shannon Briggs will no longer be fighting Alexander Dimitrenko on Saturday night’s David Haye-Arnold Gjergjaj card at The O2. Fans raised eyebrows when it was announced how 44-year-old Briggs would box Dimitrenko – by far the most dangerous opponent so far in Briggs’ now 8-fight comeback – as a “warm up” for his agreed next fight with Haye (providing the two win on Saturday).

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