Whilst Middleweight knockout artist Gennady Golovkin remains focused on defending his World Titles this Saturday night against mandatory challenger Dominic Wade, the prospect of huge unification bouts is not too far away.
Golovkin holds the interim WBC Title and is mandated to fight the winner of Canelo v Amir Khan’s huge bout in May.
Promoted Tom Loeffler has reiterated the team’s intentions to enforce their mandatory position should Golovkin retain his Titles.
“Our first priority is obviously Dominic Wade. The second priority is to get the mandatory against Canelo or Amir Khan. Third priority would be to try to unify with the WBO champion, Billy Joe Saunders,” explained the K2 promotions chief.
Danny Jacobs holds the WBA ‘regular’ Title, a fight Team GGG would potentially entertain according to Loeffler: “He’s a great name as well. He had a big win over Peter Quillin, but again everyone’s focused right now on Dominic Wade. If he doesn’t win the fight April 23, all the names that I can line up in front of him are meaningless. So, everyone’s focused on Wade, and then after that, we’ll see who would actually get in the ring with him if he’s successful.”
Injury to Tureano Johnson opened the door for Dominic Wade to make his first challenge at World honours. The fight is Golovkin’s first defence since demolishing David Lemieux back in October.
“It’s part of the obligation, being a champion with the IBF who named Dominic as the mandatory, but it’s my job to look forward and try to secure other opportunities. So, we have to give David Lemieux a lot of credit. He was the only champion so far willing to get in the ring with Gennady,” finished Loeffler, who was speaking on a pre-fight media call.
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