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Gennady Golovkin targets Madison Square Garden for next fight

Gennady Golovkin wants to return to New York’s Madison Square Garden for his next fight despite a substantial push by officials in Texas to bring him to San Antonio’s Alamodome.

The ideal date for Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) to make his debut on DAZN is June 8, since ESPN is televising unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury’s bout in Las Vegas on June 15.

If there were an issue with June 8, the next best option would be Friday, June 14.

Meanwhile, Texas event coordinator Lester Bedford was hopeful of luring Golovkin to San Antonio for the bout.

“’Triple-G is such a big name among American Hispanics, it’s a perfect fit,” Bedford said.

“San Antonio wants this fight badly, and we don’t care who he fights. If the opponent is good enough for DAZN, he’s good enough for us. Gennady has endeared himself to the fight fans, and while he’d be returning to New York with his [least-known] opponent in quite some time while coming off a loss [to Alvarez], it’d be a huge media event in San Antonio.

“It’d be a great opportunity to make a splash in Texas, and it would help with building the Canelo fight.”

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