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.
One of the biggest match-ups in boxing in the last 20 years, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, is official for September 16th, 2017.