WBA/IBO Middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin is headed to Southern California this weekend to begin training at The Summit in Big Bear, California with heralded trainer Abel Sanchez. Although specific details on his upcoming fight have not been finalized, Golovkin is anxious to get back into training. “Gennady has been at home now for about a month with his family in Germany,” said Sanchez. “His next fight will take place before the end of the year and I felt it was better to start camp now.”
“Daniel Geale and Gennady have until December 31, 2012 to fight each other according to the WBA middleweight resolution,” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions. “Even though Geale is a warrior, he has spoken about fighting everyone else except Gennady. We should have an official announcement shortly about GGG’s next fight.”
Prior to the start of training, Golovkin, Sanchez and Loeffler will attend the HBO televised epic doubleheader at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California featuring world title bouts between Nonito Donaire and Toshiako Nishioka and Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado.
Golovkin made his US and HBO televised debut on September 1, stopping European champion and #3 WBA ranked Grzegorz Proksa in the fifth round at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.
“The response from Gennady’s last fight has been sensational and we know the boxing world is very interested in when he is fighting again. Gennady is just as excited to get back in the ring” said Loeffler.