If former middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin had his way, this weekend’s return would’ve been a trilogy fight against Canelo Alvarez that would have gone down as the biggest fight of 2019.
Actually, if we’re being honest, the fight would’ve already happened during Mexican Independence Day weekend in September like originally penciled in by everyone from fans, media, the promoters of both fighters and all-sports streaming app DAZN, which seemingly mortgaged its financial future to sign both fighters to monster deals and pull them off of pay-per-view.
Yet even with Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs), the 37-year-old slugger from Kazakhstan, settling for a potentially explosive vacant IBF title bout on Saturday (DAZN, 9 p.m. ET) against Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) for the title stripped from Alvarez, it remains difficult for GGG to be asked about anything but his biggest rival.
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