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What’s next for Golovkin? Several options

Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has gotten interested from several platforms who would love to feature him.

British promoter Eddie Hearn views the trilogy fight with Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) as by far the biggest payday for GGG.

However, let’s take a look at who is in the running to sign Golovkin.


Two names who stand out instantly who are connected to Top Rank are WBA middleweight champion Ryota Murata, who fights this weekend vs. Rob Brant in Las Vegas, as well as WBO super middleweight champion Gilbert Ramirez. Ramirez is set up with a dangerous rematch with Philadelphia’s Jessie Hart in December, and he and Golovkin would make for a fantastic fight on Cinco De Mayo or Mexican Independence Day of next year.

There could be a possibility of Golovkin facing off with former champion Billy Joe Saunders on the network, although Saunders has been going through some tough career patches as of late.


There are definitely some talented name that Haymon promotes, and the first obvious possible opponent would be interim WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, who has been on a hot streak in the ring, despite not fighting as much these days.

Showtime featured regularly some top-level fighters who very well could be moving up in weight in the near future, including guys like Erislandy Lara, Jarrett Hurd, Jermell Charlo, and Julian Williams. Any of those guys would make for a fun fight with Golovkin. Let’s not rule out the possibility of IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence rising two weight classes to possibly meet Golovkin. Don’t forget that Spence and his trainer Derrick James have already expressed interest in a Golovkin fight.


There are definitely some big names who are linked with DAZN. If Golovkin were to sign with the streaming service he would certainly have several options. The first that stands out of course is the third fight with Alvarez. But you also have Demetrius Andrade, who fights for the WBO middleweight title this weekend, as well as former WBA champion Daniel Jacobs, who fights for the IBF title next weekend. Those three names alone makes Golovkin’s options seem interesting enough to at least entertain a move to DAZN.

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