If you're hoping to see former middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' fight again in December, don't hold your breathe.
The axiom 'get old overnight' refers to aging fighters who appear to be in top form and then, in one fight, look like a shell of themselves without prior warning.
Middleweight powerbrokers Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez will fight on Saturday in what'll be a rematch of their controversial draw a year ago.
In an era where pay-per-view fights are built largely around pre-fight hype, lengthy press tours and constant trash talking between the two fighters — and sometimes their trainers — the buildup to the Sept. 15 middleweight championship fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has been somewhat anti-climactic.
Prior to tonight's showdown between undefeated middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) and WBC #1 super welterweight Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KOs), there was talk over whether the former was losing his ring prowess at 36.
Upon hearing that Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez would back out of the highly anticipated return match with undefeated middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, the latter decided to fight away.
Last night, in a WBA middleweight final eliminator, former belt-holder Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) won a tough but somewhat impressive unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Maciej Sulecki (26-1, 10 KOs) at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin was given a temporary pass by the IBF to face Vanes Martirosyan on May 5th.
In his most recent bout against Canelo Alvarez last September, Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin had a guranteed purse of $3 Million, not including promised percentages of the PPV revenue and other residuals.
Upon hearing the unfavorable but seemingly inevitable announcement that Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez would elect to back out of the highly anticipated return match with undefeated middleweight champion GGG, Team Golovkin made the bold decision to find a "suitable" opponent and continue with plans to compete on the slated May 5 fight date.
Following Canelo's Alvarez's tainted drug tests and subsequent withdrawal from his much-anticipated rematch with middleweight champion Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin, the latter is in search for an opponent for May 5.