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Gennady Golovkin says future Andre Ward clash is ‘realistic’

Phil Jay 31/12/2013

WBN Readers’ Fighter of the Year favourite Gennady Golovkin has revealed that he harbours hopes of a future fight with super-middleweight champion Andre Ward in a move that would see two current pound for pound stars collide.

Golovkin, 31, has enjoyed a standout year in 2013, in which the Kazakhstan puncher has seen his reputation soar and is already looking into the possibility of claiming more world titles in different weight classes.

‘GGG’ is pencilled in for what seems to be a routine defence of his WBA and IBO middleweight belts against Osumanu Adama on February 1st in Monte Carlo, after which Golovkin has the talented and unbeaten Ward in his sights.

“I think, I have now an excellent platform for the next year. Firstly I need the February’s bout to be a success. And what concerns the future, I hope for a fight against Andre Ward, but the time has not come yet. It is realistic, but not now,” Gennady Golovkin stated to vesti.kz.

Ranked number 3 on WBN’s P4P list, American Ward has been hampered by injuries of late which have limited the ‘S.O.G’ to just two fights since his Super Six victory over Carl Froch in 2011.

The 29 year-old has found high-profile bouts hard to come by recently, although a clash with Golovkin in mid-to-late 2014 would certainly fit the bill and could keep Ward from venturing up the weight divisions to 175lbs.

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