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2019

Exclusive: Two years on, number one Heiland still waits for Golovkin chance, has WBC backing

Phil Jay 15/10/2016

Argentinian middleweight star Sebastian Heiland has informed WBN that he’s ready and willing to accept a fight with Gennady Golovkin after initially winning an eliminator back in 2014.

The 29-year-old claimed the WBC International title in November that year when travelling to Ireland in a bid to shock Matthew Macklin, duly coming out with a tenth round knockout at the 3Arena in what was billed as one final fight before a shot at the 160 pound crown.

Almost two years on, Heiland has fought three times, twice in his homeland and once in the United States, whilst a trio of fighters have passed around the famous green and gold belt. Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez and now Golovkin have held the title in that time, with no real mention of Heiland in their plans.

“When I knocked out Matthew Macklin in Ireland out back in November 2014 that was an eliminator for the WBC Middleweight title. That’s why the WBC ranked me in the first position. I thought I would be fighting for that title shortly after that. But believe it or not that was not the case at all,” Heiland exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I’ve only received a peanuts-offer to face Golovkin and that never materialized. So it’s unbelievable that I had to get fights for myself in Argentina to keep myself active during 2015 and the last part of 2016.

“On top of that, there was this messy situation with the possible fight Canelo vs GGG over the last two years that delayed everyone else’s plans, especially myself. They didn’t fight each other and at the same time kept everyone else waiting and depending on their decision. I don’t believe that is fair at all.

“It’s funny that I ready everywhere in the media that everybody is scared to fight GGG or Canelo. That’s a big lie as, for instance, I always was willing to.

“Luckily, I have the support of the WBC and President Mauricio Sulaiman and I am just waiting to get the chance that I think I deserve,” he added.

The Southpaw last fought in September when scoring a routine second round triumph over Angel Hernandez in Pennsylvania and hopes to be back in action at the end of this year before eventually challenging Golovkin.

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