Gennady Golovkin is thought to be in the final stages of negotiations for his rematch with Canelo Alvarez to take place this May but he and his team ater already appearing further fights afield it would appear.
Currently the new World Boxing Super Series format is in its first year as a tournament and from Golovkin’s point of view, the super-middleweights are what interest him given the closeness in proximity to the middleweight kingpin’s current weight class.
George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr battle it out next month in Manchester in the semi-final, while Liverpool’s Callum Smith occupies the other semi-final.
The winner of the overall Muhammad Ali trophy is expected to be crowned this coming May provided no injuries or delays in the tournament occur.
Golovkin will battle it out with Canelo for a second time most likely around this same time too and boxing reporter Michael Benson has confirmed the following on Twitter:
“Promoter Tom Loeffler claims Gennady Golovkin could target the WBSS winner (Eubank Jr/Groves/Smith) as a potential opponent to fight in the UK again.”
Interesting that it looks like team Golovkin are not currently looking at WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders for straight after the Canelo match.
Like many thought they would.
Saunders next faces Martin Murray in his next defence but you’d have to think if Golovkin were to stay at middleweight later this year, the winner of the previous fight would be in line to face him, or Canelo if he were to win the rematch of course.
Golovkin is clearly looking at becoming a two-weight world champion in a bid to further solidify his legacy in the sport.
Most of boxing’s great fighters (outside of heavyweights for the most part) through the years have won titles at different weight classes.