Gennady Golovkin to fight Vanes Martirosyan on 5 May in Canelo absence

The unbeaten WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion will protect his names against Vanes Martirosyan at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on 5 May

Gennady Golovkin’s plans for Cinco de Mayo weekend are eventually mounted, even if it’s not the against the foe or in the town he wanted.

The unbeaten WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion will protect his claims against Vanes Martirosyan on 5 May at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Golovkin( 37 -0- 1, 33 KOs ), the crowd-pleasing Kazakh knockout artist, had originally been slated to fight Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a rematch of their September blockbuster, which ended in a contentious split draw.

But the Mexican star pulled out of the highly apprehended contest after miscarrying two positive research in February for the banned substance clenbuterol under tower threat of expulsion, forcing Golovkin’s team to scramble to find a replacing opponent.

Martirosyan( 36 -3- 1, 23 KOs ), who emulated for the United States at the 2004 Olympics on the same squad as Andre Ward, twice objection for nature championships at 154 lbs but lost on places both times: to Demetrius Andrade in 2013 and Erislandy Lara in 2016. He “ve never” crusaded about junior middleweight professionally.

” Vanes Martirosyan is now the most important fight of my profession. He has my respect and I am civilizing hard to defend my titles against him ,” Golovkin said in a exhaust.” I am happy to be back on HBO and pushing at StubHub Center because they have enormous boxing love. I will give my love another large-hearted drama see .”

By taking a relatively low-risk fight with Martirosyan, who has not fought in two years and who lost his last outing, Golovkin risks being deprived his IBF title by is inadequate to take a bout with the organization’s mandatory challenger: Russia’s Sergiy Derevyanchenko( 12 -0, 10 KOs ).

Golovkin has said he hopes to fight Alvarez on Mexican Independence Day weekend in September. The likelihood of that outcome increased on Wednesday when the Nevada Athletic Commission voted unanimously to issue the Mexican a reduced six-month suspension retroactive to his first positive experiment on 17 February, clearing the path for a 15 September fight in Las Vegas. Their first fight sold 1.3 m pay-per-views in the United States and made a live gate of more than $27 m, the third-highest in boxing history.

Caroline Bateman, a Nevada deputy attorney general, said Alvarez likewise must undergo medicine exams, but added no fine was recommended because past fines have been based on future purses.

Bateman said during the commission meeting that Alvarez has been cooperative since testing positive, which was a contributing factor in handing down a beating less than the standard disciplinary embargo of one year.

” The only input from the Triple G surface, because we feel Triple G is the most shattered being in the situation scrambling to save the May 5 date, it would have been nice to see Canelo going a fine ,” said Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, who attended the hearing.” But we respect the commission’s decree .”

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