WBC President Wants GGG-O’Sullivan
After getting approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission to schedule a May 5th event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, all indications were that Gennady Golovkin is now taking the event to California.
In a new interview, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, told reporters that Golovkin’s next fight will be moving to California, and most likely will be against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan.
“Definitely the fight will not be in Las Vegas, the rules state that there is not enough time to do it there, so it heads to the state of California. They are desperately looking for an opponent to save the show. Golovkin deserves to fight after putting in so much work and preparation,” Sulaiman said.
Sulaiman feels O’Sullivan is worthy to replace Canelo Alvarez, who pulled out of the original event set for the T-Mobile Arena, due to issues surrounding two positive tests for clenbuterol.
“He is a good fighter, he has been ranked in the WBC, he must fill out the clean boxing paperwork to be accepted, but I think it will be a worthy fight. I hope he is approved because Golovkin deserves to defend his title,” Sulaiman said.
“O’Sullivan was preparing to fight on May 4. He is a worthy opponent for a voluntary fight, he not a lackluster fighter or just some random boxer selected to face the best in the world. He is ranked an ready to fight.”