Gennady Golovkin is on a collision course or path of destruction with Martin Murray come February 21th in Monaco. Golovkin has been chasing all the big names in the 160 pound division since he first stormed on our scene in 2012. Murray was mentioned as an opponent for Golovkin last year but Murray’s Visa situation could not be worked out in terms of fighting in the United States. So Golovkin, the world traveler will take to the road to Monaco where he has fought before to take on Murray simple because his promoter wants him to fight all over the world, and because Murray can’t fight in the states.
Last year Golovkin fought in New York, Southern California, and Monaco and took on competition that was willing to step in the ring with him while he waited for the winner of Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto to be decided. Golovkin had been chasing Martinez for two years but never got the chance to fight him for the lineal middleweight championship and the WBC championship. Then Martinez was dethroned by Miguel Cotto last June.
While many people are skeptical Cotto will fight Golovkin even after Cotto nails down his big money fight with either Mayweather or Canelo this year. So Golovkin and his team made a move to fight the interim WBC champion and destroyed Marco Antonio Rubio last October to make him the mandatory for the WBC Title that Miguel Cotto owns.
Golovkin understands business and is ready for Miguel Cotto to do business with him in the ring.
“Of course I’m ready for everyone,” Golovkin told ThaBoxingVoice.com. “ I want to fight them. Right now he’s (Cotto) the WBC Champion and right now we have the interim WBC. So it gives me time, they’ll give me time. “
If Golovkin had one desired opponent in 2015, the choice is easy.
“First Miguel, because he’s the WBC Champion.”