Despite a report in UK newspaper The Daily Mail stating that Gennady Golovkin has reached an agreement to fight Martin Murray on February 1 of next year, promoter Rodney Berman has stated the rumours are untrue.
Berman, who is the head of the Golden Gloves promotional outfit in South Africa, has close ties with Golovkin and is the man behind recent big-money promotions involving the formidable middleweight in Monte Carlo.
The Daily Mail have claimed that mandatory challenger Murray will face WBA champion Golovkin at the venue in his third world title bout, although Berman was quick to dismiss the story on Saturday evening.
“Golovkin v Murray on February 1 in Monaco? – I don’t know where that info came from. No truth in the rumour,” said Berman.
Of course it is entirely possible that the fight could be agreed in future as the two fighters have been linked to a high-profile encounter for over a year. The pair almost fought in the summer but for a failed Visa on Murray’s part and Golovkin is due to fight in Monaco at some stage in the coming months.
Taking the fight to Europe would make sense for both parties to make entry into the US obsolete, however at the moment there is no truth in the Mail’s information and nothing is yet confirmed for what on paper looks a great fight.
These latest rumours mirror those in the British press of Amir Khan’s touted fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 3, 2014 as two UK papers have now confirmed the bout before anything official has come to light.
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