O’Sullivan Pulls Out Of GGG Negotiations

Following the news of Spike O’Sullivan pulling out of negotiations for a fight with Gennady Golovkin, rumors are spreading that a May 5th fight won’t happen.

In a story reported by Boxing Scene, Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions claims that “short time, short money. Two negatives don’t make a positive, here. So [Sullivan’s] not going to do the fight. He’d have three weeks to get ready for Golovkin and he wants to win.

“It was a hard decision but he wants to win and he ultimately said,’If I’m going to go into a big fight like this I need the right time to prepare for a Golovkin.'”

Tom Loeffler, the head of GGG Promotions, insists that plans for a May 5th fight for Golovkin is still in the works.

Loeffler told BoxingScene.com on Wednesday afternoon – “Gennady says he wants to fight May 5, he wants to fight for the fans.

“We’re just trying to put the best situation together that’s possible. So as we have something definitive – there’s a lot of rumors going around in the press – we’ll definitely let everyone know.”


With potential replacements for Canelo Alvarez dropping out, and the potential of the fight moving from Las Vegas to the StubHub Center in Carson California, Loeffler finds the rumor mongering going on.

“I’m surprised how many rumors, back and forth, and not only that about opponents and purses. It’s just unbelievable what some of the media is doing but again, once I have an official announcement and everything is finalized, then we’ll know,”said Loeffler.

“Obviously, the priority is still ‘Canelo’ whenever he’s able to fight but ‘Triple G’ wants to fight May 5th and from all the notes we’ve gotten from the fans, they want to see him fight.

“So we’re trying to put it together, right now.”


Original Story: Boxing Scene

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