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Golovkin cold on 168 move, brands Canelo, Eubank, Saunders and Froch ‘clowns’

Phil Jay 26/08/2016
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Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin has accused his four most recent rivals of a lack of respect as the Kazakh prepares to defend his clutch of belts against a fighter two weight divisions below him.

Golovkin had hoped to face Canelo Alvarez in what would have been a massive unification until the Mexican relinquished his title and ‘GGG’ then turned his attention to the only other title holder at 160 pound in Billy Joe Saunders.

The Briton rejected a deal offered to face Golovkin leaving the 33 year-old attempting to finalize a deal to battle highly-rated former Saunders opponent Chris Eubank Jr. 

As Eubank and his father stalled on signing the contract, promoter Eddie Hearn offered the date to 147 pounder Kell Brook and the rest, as they say, is history.

Brook is stepping up a total of 13 pounds in a bid to end Golovkin’s stranglehold on the division and the latter is not impressed with those who failed to meet him, along with Sky pundit Carl Froch – who recently named the HBO star down at number eight on his P4P list.

“There’s just too much talking about fighting me, Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch they are acting like clowns with no respect for the sport,” said Golovkin.

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“I’m here now, sign the contract and fight me, any of them, doesn’t matter which one. I want to unify the middleweight division titles but I don’t know if Billy Jo Saunders will fight me.”

On a much-touted move up to super-middleweight, Golovkin added: “Move up to 168 for what, who is going to fight me there, which champion at that weight will agree to fight me for a big fight.

“Right now I make 160 easily so I’m comfortable here, look at me I’m regular size middleweight,” he said.