WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (22-0, 19 KOs) and his noted trainer Abel Sanchez are in Kiev, Ukraine where Golovkin will defend his world title on Saturday against Japanese champion Makoto Fuchigami (19-6, 10 KOs) at the Ice Palace “Terminal.” If Golovkin wins as expected, he’ll set up a long awaited showdown with WBA super champion Felix Sturm. The WBA has ordered that fight to take place no later than September 30, 2012.
If the fight with Sturm doesn’t happen, Golovkin will have his sights set on any of the world title holders from jr middleweight to super middleweight. “I feel comfortable at 160 but I’m willing to go down to 154 or up to 168 to fight the best in the world,” said Golovkin. “There are many big names in all three weight classes and I’m willing to travel anywhere to fight these other champions.”
Also featured on the Saturday, May 12th event is a WBO jr middleweight title bout between Zaurbek Baysangurov and Michel Soro.