GENNADY GOLOVKIN is back in action after a controversial draw with Canelo Alvarez last September. GGG was believed by most boxing fans to have beaten the Mexican, but a controversial scorecard from judge Adalaide Byrd prevented the Kazakh from securing victory. The pair were due to do battle again but the Mexican pulled out after being suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in connection with a pair of failed drug tests in February. A new opponent has now stepped in in the shape of Vanes Martirosyan.When is Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan? Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan will take place on Saturday May 5, 2018. The fight will be held at the Stubhub Centre in Carson, California. In the UK, the ring walk will likely be in the early hours of Sunday, May 6. MOST READ IN SPORTLUK RAN OUT Lukaku hobbles off injured leaving Mourinho sweating over FA Cup final hypotheti-KO David Haye says AJ would have beaten him in one round in pre-Bellew fight sunderland … [Read more...] about When is Gennady Golovkin vs Vanes Martirosyan, what TV channel and live stream is it on, and who is fighting on the undercard?
Gennady Golovkin finally has an opponent for his May 5 fight. The middleweight champion has found a replacement for Canelo Alvarez, who has been suspended for six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing two drug tests. Golovkin will defend his WBC, WBA and IBF titles against Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan at the StubHub Center. "Vanes Martirosyan is now the most important fight of my career. He has my respect and I am training hard to defend my titles against him," said Golovkin. "I am happy to be back on HBO and fighting at StubHub Center because they have great boxing fans. I will give my fans another big drama show." Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 knockouts) and Alvarez fought to a draw last September, and the rematch was the most anticipated bout of the year. But Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol. Should Triple G beat Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs), the rematch with Alvarez likely will take place later in the year. Alvarez's promoters say he will return to the ring in … [Read more...] about Boxing: Gennady Golovkin gets opponent for 5 May fight in Martirosyan
By Stephen BarryUpdate 5.27pm: Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan has said “yes to fighting GGG” and is awaiting the outcome of negotiations to confirm the world-title bout.In a statement released on Twitter, O'Sullivan said: “My job as a professional boxer is to say yes to fights and to make sure I’m ready for them. After that it goes to the people who negotiate deals to make the fights possible.“I’ve said yes to fighting GGG, I’ve been training nonstop since my last fight and now I’m waiting to see if it can be agreed, just like you. I trust my team to do what’s right for me, one way or another.“As soon as I know what’s going on I will tell you. If I get the opportunity to go in against the best I won’t let you down. I truly believe that it is my destiny to become the world champion.”pic.twitter.com/zxXGC4EaP3— Gary Spike OSullivan (@spike_osullivan) April 4, 2018 Original story (1.01pm): 'Big probabilities' … [Read more...] about ‘I’ve said yes’: Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan says world-title fight negotiations underway with Gennady Golovkin
By Matt Davis BBC Sport 4 Apr From the section Boxing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43642135 Read more about sharing. Billy Joe Saunders would fight Gennady Golovkin "in his garden", says the Briton's promoter Frank Warren.He told BBC Sport talks have taken place with the Kazakh fighter's camp over a unification fight between the two undefeated middleweight champions.Saunders, 28, could face Golovkin in June, instead of his scheduled fight with fellow Briton Martin Murray.Golovkin was due to fight Saul Alvarez on 5 May in Las Vegas, but the Mexican withdrew from the rematch on Tuesday.Alvarez is awaiting the outcome of a hearing into an adverse drug test.WBA, WBC and IBF champion Golovkin, 35, said on Wednesday that Alvarez's replacement would be named soon, adding he would still be … [Read more...] about Billy Joe Saunders: Gennady Golovkin talks in progress, says promoter Frank Warren
Gennady Golovkin has confirmed he will fight on May 5 despite Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez pulling out of their rematch. Alvarez withdrew on Tuesday ahead of a hearing into his two failed tests in February for the banned substance Clenbuterol. The Mexican maintained his innocence and insisted the blame lies with tainted meat he ate in his homeland. He expects to face Golvokin in the autumn but in the meantime the Kazakh will still defend his WBA, IBF and WBC world middleweight titles next month. "I am looking forward to returning to Las Vegas for my 20th title defense and headlining my first Cinco de Mayo event on May 5," Golovkin told ESPN. "It is time for less drama and more fighting." Irishman Spike O'Sullivan is in the running as Canelo's replacement while Billy Joe Saunders, who holds the WBO belt, Demetrius Andrade and Sergiy Derevyanchenko are also options. Golovkin and Alvarez fought a hugely controversial draw in their first meeting last September. Many experts thought Golovkin … [Read more...] about Gennady Golovkin responds to Canelo Alvarez pulling out of rematch