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Who Will Golovkin Face Next?

Gennady Golovkin again victorious by KO (Photo by Ed Mulholland, K2 Promotions)

Gennady Golovkin continued his streak of impressive victories Saturday night with a third-round TKO over Daniel Geale.  The win at Madison Square Garden raised his record to an unblemished 30-0, with 27 of those victories coming by way of knockout, including his last 17 by stoppage.  With this type of streak going, who does Golovkin want to face, and more importantly, who will want to face him?

The name of Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto was mentioned by Golovkin and his team after the bout, and a match with Cotto at the World’s Most Famous Arena would do spectacular numbers.  Cotto, of course, sold out Madison Square Garden last month in an impressive win over Sergio Martinez.  With the support that Cotto receives, combined with the support the up-and-coming Golovkin gets, a fight between the two would create plenty of excitement.

If I am in the Cotto camp, however, I want absolutely no part of Gennady Golovkin.  The heavy puncher looks to be a much better boxer than someone like Austin Trout, who Cotto lost to in December 2012.  If I were Cotto, I think I would want to fight Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, a match that would dominate boxing news.

So what is next for Golovkin, and who will have the guts to face him in the ring?  That is up for a lot of speculation right now, but we shouldn’t be surprised that a middleweight fighter who has a knockout percentage of 90% is having problems finding opponents.  Hopefully we see a big-name boxer put his name on the dotted line to face GGG in the near future.

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