By Craig Daly: Gennadiy Golovkin revealed last Saturday night that he plans to drop down to 160 to defend his two titles in this weight class after his disappointing loss to Canelo Alvarez.
Despite a poor showing, 40-year-old Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) appeared optimistic about his future, but he might find the paydays he used to get as part of his DAZN contract. at the top.
Golovkin’s contract is up with DAZN, and they are unlikely to re-sign him for the kind of money he used to receive. If PBC signs Golovkin, they’ll probably want to see him fight Jermall Charlo Where David Benavidez.
Golovkin would walk the board against either of these fighters. It would be a bad way for the popular middleweight star to end his career by getting beaten by Benavidez or Charlo.
If Golovkin signs with Top Rank, they’ll likely insist he face the WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly. It would be a very tough fight for Golovkin with his appearance against Canelo and Ryota Murata.
DAZN has had lackluster fights involving Golovkin over the past four years with him fighting these guys:
- Steve Rolls
- Kamil Szeremeta
- Sergiy Derevyanchenko
- Ryōta Murata
In hindsight, DAZN should have made sure he controlled the opposition Golovkin was fighting so he could make sure he was fighting guys the boxing public really wanted to see.
“We were looking for a competitive fight, but five years, 35-40 for Gennadiy Golovkin got out of reach of a top-notch Canelo, and he really couldn’t get going,” Gareth A. Davies said. at iFL TV. “He couldn’t start and Canelo wouldn’t let him start.
“I thought Canelo was dominating the fight. Even though there wasn’t a lot of action, the hit stats were also very low. I thought Canelo was leading the first eight rounds, and I had to give him the first eight rounds.
“I thought Golovkin then came out and gave it his all, and I thought I won rounds nine, ten and eleven. I had it 117-111, nine rounds to three for Canelo. If anything, the controversy in this fight was that the judges didn’t give it further for Canelo.
“You can figure out 116-112, eight rounds to four, but seven rounds to five, 115-113. If they had given Golovkin one more round, we would have had a majority draw, which again would have caused so much consternation around the world.
“It was a bit flat because we didn’t get much out of Golovkin in the first two thirds of the fight. The big thing for Golovkin is he can drop back down to middleweight and fight Charlo now or fight one of the middleweight guys. All is not lost for him, but I think he is very close to the end of his career,” Davies said of Golovkin.