It has been revealed that Guillermo Rigondeaux will fight next on July 16th in Wales in a re-scheduled super-bantamweight fight with Jazza Dickens. 'El Chacal' had been previously due to fight Dickens back in March but visa issues were to stall the process at that time. According to Elliot Foster of Boxing Scene, that visa issue has now been resolved…
Golovkin Planning UK Stadium Fight
Gennady Golovkin has built up a decent following in the UK in recent years following victories over the likes of Martin Murray and Matthew Macklin, and a thrilling summer stadium bonanza in the UK could be on the table as a result.
Golovkin is next due to fight in April against what looks like will now be a mandatory title defense, but a more high profile summer bout in England might be just around the corner, with the two front runner venues being West Ham’s Upton Park and the Olympic stadium (it would appear).
James Dielhenn of Sky Sports has reported that Golovkin’s manager Tom Loeffler has confirmed that talks surrounding a potential unification fight with WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders have begun, but that also a possible bout with Chris Eubank Jr might be another option for ‘GGG’.
The news came after Golovkin was pictured at a West Ham football match last weekend, where it has emerged that the co-chairman of the club David Sullivan personally invited the fighter and his team over to talk about staging a potential boxing event at the ground, according to Sky.
Either a fight with Saunders or Eubank would likely sell very well in the summer, with both men well capable of selling and promoting a fight, coupled with Golovkin’s growing international star power, and of course his highly aesthetically pleasing fight style for fans, and adept boxing ability for purists.
Big things could be on the horizon this summer in UK boxing.