Canelo Alvarez’s Greatest Rival Gennady Golovkin Set to Return in December

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November 7, 2020 6:27 pm

Triple G Gennady Golovkin is set to return to the boxing ring to face Kamil Szeremeta in his first title defense this December. The date for the WBO and the IBF middleweight title bout has not been confirmed; December 18 or 19 is being targeted.

The much-anticipated return will stream on DAZN if everything falls into place. Needless to say, GGG’s return after an intense feud with Canelo Alvarez is a breath of fresh air. In a fresh rivalry and his first title defense, he will look to make a statement in just his third bout since falling to ‘Canelo’.

Golovkin captured the IBF and IBO middleweight title after cruising past undefeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko last year. He put up a performance of the decade against Canelo Alvarez back in September 2017, which ended in a draw. In the hugely anticipated rematch, Golovkin dropped the unified middleweight titles in his first career loss.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin punches Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

If sources are to be believed, Golovkin will take on the undefeated Polish boxer Szeremeta. The former European middleweight champion is fresh off a second-round stoppage win over Oscar Cortes. He will look to make a statement as he takes on the boxing legend later this month.

The Polish boxer will return after over a year. The same goes for Gennady Golovkin, who has also been out for over a year due to the pandemic. Both the boxers competed on the same card last year inside Madison Square Garden.

Gennady Golovkin returns in December 2020

The 38-year-old boxer will go down as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Even at 38, GGG continues to be a prime performer. Former Olympic silver medallist has stated that his boxing career is more important to him than all the opportunities that he has been getting from other places including Hollywood.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 08: Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan reacts after winning by knockout in the fourth round against Steve Rolls of Canada during their Super Middleweights fight at Madison Square Garden on June 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

While age might have reduced Golovkin’s power, he still holds the record for the highest knockout-win ratio in middleweight history. As he gears up to compete in his forty-third professional bout, anticipation is on cloud nine.

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