It looks like that not only Gennady Golovkin, but also his new Co-promtion, Matchroom Boxing, are resigned to the fact they won’t get their hands on Middleweight Champ, Canelo Alvarez anytime soon.
At least that’s what Eddie Hearn, who runs Matchroom, wants everyone to believe.
Speaking to Sky Sports in an interview that was released Thursday morning, Hearn repeated that even though he and “Triple G” have a new relationship, it’s not going to expedite a third fight with Canelo:
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“It’s important to say. You’ve got make your own moves. I think that’s what ourselves teaming up with Golovkin was doing. Not wondering or waiting on Canelo…. Canelo wants to fight Kovalev.” Hearn continued, “I’d love to see Golovkin-Canelo, but ultimately Canelo will decide who he fights. And right now, Golovkin is not on that list. Frustratingly, for us, DAZN and for fight fans.”
As Hearn points out in the interview clip, there are multiple options with Matchroom fighters like WBO middleweight champion, Demetrius Andrade. And, GGG could move up and fight newly Matchroom signed former champion and 168 pounder, Billy Joe Saunders, possibly in early 2020.
The former Undisputed Middleweight champ, Golovkin agreed to a three fight deal under his own promotion with DAZN in February. He fought one of those fights, a non-title one, against Canadian contender Steve Rolls and knocked him out in four rounds. However, his bigger hope was to land a third fight with Alvarez.
That has not happened to date, as Alvarez continues to delay and sift through possible opponents. It’s now believed that he will be fighting Russian WBO Light Heavyweight Champ, Sergey Kovalev, in November.
So, as for Golovkin, he, DAZN and now, Hearn/Matchroom have joined forces. And that begins with GGG’s attempt to win back a portion of the 160 lbs. crown, when he faces IBF #1 challenger Sergey Derevyachenko on October 5th at Madison Square Garden.
At that point, if Golovkin can recapture part of the title, the most logical next fight would be with the WBO champ, Andrade, if Canelo won’t give him the third fight or were to lose to Kovalev in two months.
For now, it’s evaluate the options and make your own deal for the 39-1-1 former champ.