Golovkin-Chudinov Eyed For September Clash


Gennady GolovkinWBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin isn’t going to wait around for former super-middleweight champion Carl Froch to make a decision.

It is now or never for the Nottingham fighter as Golovkin and his team have taken a look at other options in the super-middleweight division, including newly crowned WBA champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs)

Golovkin has knocked out or stopped 20 consecutive opponents, a middleweight division record, stopping Willie Monroe Jr. earlier this month at The Forum in Inglewood, California in his most recent thrashing.

Chudinov defeated former middleweight titlist Felix Sturm by split-decision to claim the title. In what seemed like a clear victory for the Russian, judge Victor Simons somehow had it a one-sided fight for the German.

Speaking with Allfight.ru last week, Vladimir Hryunov, Chudinov’s promoter, noted that his fighter is being offered some notable names around his weight class.

“Golovkin’s manager Oleg Herrmann offered us a fight in September in Germany. This comes as a confirmation and recognition of a loud statement that Fedor made on the day of his victory against Sturm. But, we have some commitment with Andre Ward, and we first plan to deal with that. Gennady himself has a lot of things to do. Personally, as a person who was born in Kazakhstan, I don’t want this fight. I hope they never meet in the ring in the future,” Hryunov said.

Just a few days later, Martin Murray’s name was thrown into the mix.

“We’ve been offered a fight against Martin Murray on September 5 in London, England. Right now, we’re weighing all the options. We’re in close contact with the WBA as well,” he added.

WBA Super World super-middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0) is fighting former contender Paul Smith (35-5) on June 20th in Oakland, California at a catch-weight of 172 lbs.

Martin Murray (29-2-1) is coming off an 11th round stoppage in Golovkin’s penultimate fight in Monte Carlo, the longest that any opponent has lasted with the Kazakh powerhouse inside the ring.