Gennady Golovkin Gives an Update on His Return: Who Is He Fighting?

Published 02/17/2022, 9:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After a long spell of inactivity, the former pound-for-pound king Gennady Golovkin is finally going to throw his fists in 2022. The last he stepped inside the ring was against mandatory IBF challenger Kamil Szeremeta in 2020. The 39-year-old warrior showed no signs of slowing down. He thrashed Szeremeta several times, beginning from the initial round, resulting in the referee saving the latter.

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Notably, as of now ‘GGG‘ is IBF and IBO title holder since 2019. He was all set to exchange leather for the unification title clash against Japanese pugilist Ryota Murata on December 29, 2021. However, this fight was postponed.

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But fortunately, this fight is again on the surface. Michael Benson took to Twitter and gave an update on the probable unification clash.

He wrote,“Gennady Golovkin has stated that he is hoping his WBA & IBF middleweight world title unification fight vs Ryota Murata will be rescheduled for early April in Japan and announced soon.”

The Kazakhstan legend will turn 40 in the coming months. He has reigned the middleweight division for decades and remained undefeated until he faced Canelo Alvarez in their rematch 2018.

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The former unified WBA, WBC, IBF, and IBO champion has lost his throne to the Mexican star in 2018. The slugfest was spectacular, and both the fighters showcased an elite class skill. Both pugilists exchanged lethal leather and maintained hair like gap between them throughout 12 rounds. It was a tough fight for judges to decide. However, based on power punches, Canelo won via majority decision.

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Since then, GGG is keen to take one more shot against the reigning pound-for-pound king. He said, “This fight is possible. There are certain questions which have been posed. They are still open, they remain unanswered. We have been discussing it but haven’t moved towards this fight for quite some time.”

However, various reports confirm that the highly anticipated trilogy will take place in September. Though, it is not officially confirmed from any end.

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Do you think this trilogy is possible? Will he be able to face prime Canelo on the verge of retirement? Let us know in the comments.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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