Gennady Golovkin’s manager Oleg Hermann has told WBN that he is sure a fight with former world title challenger Martin Murray will not happen next, even if the Briton manages to cut through his red tape and obtain a US visa.
Hermann, who exclusively stated that a fight with Golovkin was on offer for Murray on November 2 in New York yesterday, is now positive that any fight between the two would not get off the ground.
“We do not have to contact Murray on this (he has to contact us) so I cannot tell you if he has turned the fight down or not,” Hermann told World Boxing News
“All we know is that Gennady wants to continue to fight in America on HBO and I am sure Murray will not want to fight GGG next.”
Golovkin, 31, is all set to make another defence of his WBA and IBO middleweight belts on the date in question, with the likes of Andy Lee, Sergio Mora and Marco Rubio all possible names in the frame.
The winner of the IBF title clash between Daniel Geale v Darren Barker, also to be shown on HBO, would certainly be in the frame too with the network handling both dates – meaning a three belt battle could be on the cards with the Murray fight already looking dead in the water.
30 year-old Murray is currently on the lookout for his next test after an impressive showing against Sergio Martinez in April, with the St.Helens fighter more likely to feature in a bout on home soil later this year.