GGG Not Waiting On Canelo
Just over a week after officially announcing their partnership, Eddie Hearn claims his newest addition Gennadiy Golovkin won’t be waiting on Canelo Alvarez.
Golovkin, who is fighting for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 5th against Sergiy Derevyanchenko, has been pushed to the back of the line by Alvarez, who is focusing on a fight with light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.
“Canelo is going to do his own thing,” Hearn told reporters. “Canelo wants to fight Kovalev and he’s made that clear. I expect that fight to happen in November. Golovkin fights Derevyanchenko on October 5, and you just keep going.”
“You’ve got Demetrius Andrade. I would love Demetrius Andrade to fight Golovkin or Canelo. We’ve got Billy Joe Saunders at 168 [lbs]. Has the ability to come back down to 160 [lbs]. Danny Jacobs is fighting at 168, but probably could still make 160. If those guys want to move up, you’ve got Callum Smith as well.”
“I think the key in 2020 is get all those fights made,” Hearn continued. “I would love to see Golovkin and Canelo, but ultimately Canelo will decide who he fights, and right now, Golovkin is not on that list frustratingly for us and DAZN and for fight fans, but Kovalev is still a really good fight. It’s a great test.
“Let’s see if they can both win in October and November.”
Initial Report: Sky Sports