Tom Loeffler enraged at misinformation over Gennady Golovkin future
Promoter Tom Loeffler took to social media on Monday evening to clarify the current status of star-fighter Gennady Golovkin.
Loeffler answered a trio of boxing journalists directly to inform them of a mistake in the reporting of Golovkin taking sole control of his career.
According to the information being posted before Loeffler’s response, ‘GGG’ was no longer affiliated with the 360 Promotions head.
Golovkin and his wife were set to handle all negotiations, according to at least one of the three media personnel, which Loeffler assured everyone was not true.
“____, You are posting the same false information as other ‘media.’ Monkey see Monkey do. Check your #facts before posting, or call me.
“(Andre) Ward lost 3 times when trying to break his contract with his promoter. @ceegoose and @TGBpromotions will be happy to remind you,” said Loeffler to one writer.
“____ stop your speculation on @GGGBoxing career and wait for some #news. Please don’t reference GGG’s personal life on social media. He keeps his family and boxing life completely separate. Show him some #respect and wait until when we have something official to announce,” he told another.
Loeffler stated in a third ticking off: “___, @GGGBoxing told me today that this is yellow journalism. Please do not say anything about him or his career without a direct quote from him or myself.
“Highly irresponsible to write something like this. People now using your tweet to write full articles based on false information.”
Golovkin has a big choice to make regarding his future following HBO’s decision to bow out of boxing after over four decades.
Bidding to put his loss to Canelo Alvarez behind him, the former middleweight king has several TV outlets pushing for his signature.
Showtime, DAZN, FOX and ESPN would all no doubt be falling over themselves to secure a name like Golovkin’s. However, only one would bring a trilogy fight with Canelo into consideration.
The Kazakh puncher would have to select DAZN to push through a third clash with his Mexican rival.
Canelo recently signed a nine-figure deal with DAZN. The streaming service is also said to be keen on bringing in Golovkin.
Loeffler will be revealed once an official announcement is made.