Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya believes that the estimated 1 million PPV buys for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this month shows that he is the No.1 star in boxing. De La Hoya not only views Canelo as the No.1 guy in the sport, but also a fighter without any limit to how popular he can grow.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. took a verbal shot at middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin last weekend in saying that he’d have no problems beating him, and that he would take him to school if the two of them were to fight. The 40-year-old Mayweather says he has NO interest fighting Golovkin. That’s not a fight he’s interested in making at all. Mayweather he’s done with boxing, and he wants to face UFC star Conor McGregor to give the fans what they want to see.
It appears that the oddsmakers weren’t impressed enough with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s recent win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to pick him to beat IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) in their fight on September 16. Golovkin is the betting favorite going into the fight by the lines -175 to Canelo’s +145.
Just what will middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin’s next move/fight be? The last we heard, GGG’s Dream Fight was to face reigning WBO boss Billy Joe Saunders, thus being able (if he won the fight) to walk around with every single middleweight strap there is that counts.
According to BJS promoter Frank Warren, Saunders has signed the contract, and is now merely waiting for Triple-G to do likewise; the fight a real possibility for June in Golovkin’s home country of Kazakhstan. But Warren, in speaking with iFL TV, recently said that he has been informed by a member of Team-Golovkin that GGG is currently nursing an injury of some kind, and is holding out on putting pen to paper, contract-wise, as a result.
It remains the most fascinating, talked about match-up in boxing, even if we all know it will never take place: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Gennady Golovkin. From before his 2015 “retirement” up to the present day, fight fans and experts alike, when asked to list the one fight match-up they’d most like to see made, reply a Mayweather-GGG clash.
courtesy of Bovada,Twitter: @BovadaLV).
Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs
Gennady Golovkin -800 (1/8)
Daniel Jacobs +500 (5/1)
Consensus #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight Champion ROMAN “CHOCOLATITO” GONZALEZ, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s), fighting out of Managua, Nicaragua, will defend his title against Mandatory Challenger SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (41-4-1, (38 KO’s) of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at “The Mecca of Boxing”, Madison Square Garden.
Middleweight champions Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Danny Jacobs have reached a deal for the two of them to fight each other early next year in the first quarter on March 18th on HBO PPV from Madison Square Garden in New York, Boxing 247 is happy to report. This is the fight that the fans have been waiting for.
Who next for middleweight ruler Gennady Golovkin? Unfortunately, it won’t be the man, the opponent, we all want it to be, as Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez insists he needs time to fully develop into a fully-fledged 160-pounder and as a result this particular super-fight will not happen until next September at the earliest (if ever!). So GGG will look to stay active against the best available opposition.