Loeffler: GGG-Andrade Could Happen
While the current WBO middleweight champion of the world may have been a risky proposition for Gennady Golovkin’s first fight since September 2018, that does not mean a showdown between the two could happen later this year.
Andrade, who is one of three fighters who currently hold a major middleweight title, has been calling out for a fight with Canelo Alvarez since taking the title in October 2018, after Billy Joe Saunders was stripped of it due to a failed drug test.
All three fighters are currently under the DAZN banner, and could be facing off down the line in any number of unification scenarios, but for GGG and his promoter Tom Loeffler, booking a fight with Andrade on such short notice was a bad proposition.
“Not for this particular fight,” Loeffler said of Golovkin’s DAZN debut on June 8th.
“Only because of the new deal with DAZN and the shortness of the announcement and the whole thing. And [Andrade] already has his title defense planned. So, there wasn’t any serious discussion with [promoter] Eddie [Hearn] on that. But if it makes sense in the future, then why not? He has the title, the only title that Triple-G never had an opportunity to fight for because we couldn’t make a deal with Billy Joe Saunders. We offered more than triple that he ever made. We offered to go to the UK to fight Saunders and we never were able to make that fight.”
Report: Boxing Scene