Over the past few weeks we've seen the negotiations between hard hitting Kazakh Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26) and Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez (48-1-1-1, 32) fall apart. The stumbling block between the two parties doesn't appear to have been the financials but rather an issue that Chavez has with his promoter and, after protracted talks, Golovkin's team has walked away rather than wasting more time banging their head against the wall.
It appears that the Kazakh's team have immediately turned their attention to talented Australian Daniel Geale (30-2, 16) with a bout between the two now looking almost certain for July.
Whilst Chavez would be a bigger name and a bigger pay day for Golovkin many view the possible Geale bout as a better contest with the Aussie having been a former IBF/WBA unified Middleweight champion with victories over Felix Sturm, Sebastsian Sylvester and Anthony Mundine.
If the bout is signed and sealed as quickly as we assume it will then there is every chance Golovkin could have 4 fights this year, as he was hoping too at the start of the year. Interestingly there could be an opening for a Sergio Martinez bout or a Martin Murray bout later this year allowing Golovkin to tidy up the division before moving on to the Super Middleweight division sometime next year.
(Image courtesy of boxrec.com)
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!