REPORTS: Gennady Golovkin vs. Jermall Charlo Was Never Considered

Published 03/05/2021, 2:56 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin gestures during the WBC-WBA-IBO Ring Middleweight Title bout at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)


Recent developments have revealed there were no talks for a middleweight unification bout between Gennady Golovkin and Jermall Charlo. Despite the success, both parties have not considered a fight between the two champions.

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Golovkin holds the IBF and IBO world titles in the 160 lbs division, while Charlo is the WBC champion. Therefore, rumors circulated that the pair could meet for a massive unification bout. However, recent developments show otherwise.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21: Twin brothers IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (L) and WBC super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo pose with their titles at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Mike Coppinger from The Athletic was the one who confirmed that it was never on the cards. The reporter took to his Twitter to share the update about the fight being an ‘internet rumor’. In addition, he termed the talk of a bout between the two as ‘fake news’.

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This news will disappoint fans who want to witness the big fights in the sport. The trend in the sport is slowly changing, with Canelo Alvarez chasing the undisputed title in the super-middleweight category. The Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight is another example of the same.

Unfortunately for fans, we will not see the same in the middleweight division. Although with the situation boxing finds itself in, you never know what will happen next.

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Can Gennady Golovkin vs. Jermall Charlo happen in the future?

Despite Coppinger confirming that there were no talks, it does not rule out the possibility of it happening in the future. Both fighters are champions and big names in the division. Therefore, it would undoubtedly be a lucrative fight.

Moreover, Golovkin is not getting any younger and at 38, he will want to get a few big fights before he calls time on his career. Meanwhile, for Charlo, it would be the perfect preparation on his way to a potential bout against Golovkin’s old-foe, Alvarez.

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Therefore, as the Joshua-Fury fight sprung into focus out of nowhere, the ‘GGG’ vs. Charlo bout could also follow a similar suit. However, the chances of it happening this year are slim.

What do you make of this news about ‘Triple G’ and Charlo? Do you want to see the two fight each other?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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