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Golovkin jabs at other 160lb titleholders

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has taken some jabs at other high profile middleweights in action this week. In a press release, the unbeaten Golovkin praised IBF champion Daniel Geale for his win over Anthony Mundine, then reminded everyone that Geale chose to fight Mundine and gave up the WBA middleweight ‘super’ title rather than face him as was ordered by the WBA. “Geale said after the fight that he wanted to fight in the US this year, look no further we can make a title unification bout this summer.”

Golovkin also wished former WBA middleweight ‘super’ champion Felix Sturm the best of luck in Friday’s IBF eliminator against Sam Soliman, then added “Felix avoided me as his mandatory for over two years when he was champion, but I will give him the opportunity to fight for his old title whenever he would like to.”

Golovkin also indicated he would welcome a unification fight with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, but realizes that fight might be a long way away as Sergio’s promoter Lou DiBella is afraid to acknowledge him for fear that it might set up a Golovkin-Martinez showdown.

Regarding WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin, Golovkin stated, “I’m aware that his fight with Fernando Guerrero was pushed back until the end of April. He’s talked about fighting me in the past and I’m certainly interested if he’s serious.”

“I want the biggest fights and the best challenges as I’ve said all along. With HBO broadcasting my fights, either Geale or Sturm would be a perfect fight this year.”

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