WBC middleweight #1 Sebastian Heiland stays busy this weekend

WBN 20/04/2017

Gennady Golovkin’s number one challenger Sebastian Heiland fights again this Friday night in his native Argentina against Mateo Veron.

The 30 year-old, who has been the mandatory challenger for Golovkin since a 2014 win over Matthew Macklin in the UK, competes for the fourth time since then as Heiland continues to tread water.

Heiland was expecting a shot at ‘GGG’ by the end of 2016 but a combination of mandatory duties to other organisations, coupled with the on-off Canelo Alvarez saga have stunted any progress for the Argentinian.

The WBC have already stated their intention to arrange a mini-tournament between the top contenders whilst they wait for Golovkin to be freed up, although 18-loss Veron is merely a stepping stone for Heiland until bigger things are stipulated for the green and gold belt.

Also in action this weekend is Australian former middleweight title holder Sam Soliman who battles Balazs Horvath in Melbourne on Saturday night, whilst highly-rated heavyweight Alexander Ustinov is pencilled in to fight in Leicester, UK on the same date.

This trilogy of contests adds to an already packed weekend featuring a host of world title fights in the United States and Japan, plus high profile events in the United Kingdom, Germany and Mexico.

For a full list of all this weekend’s major bouts, visit the WBN schedule here