Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has a 37-0-1 (33) record with 20 title defenses. There are 15 contenders in each of the WBA, WBC, IBF and in the WBO and in addition champions in the WBA Royta Murata, 14-1, and WBO Billy Joe Saunders, 26-0. Golovkin is looking for an opponent for May 5th since Saul Alvarez, 49-1-2, pulled out due to a “suspension?” Should have made it a non-title fight? Alvarez wants no parts of Golovkin from my point of view.
My choice would be WBO champ Billy Joe Saunders even before Saul “Lucky” Alvarez who felt the power of GGG’s punches and ran the last 7 rounds. 8-4 for GGG was my decision. Alvarez “celebrated” jumping on the ropes that he went the full 12 rounds. Then that he got a draw! Celebrating a draw?
Demitrius Andrade, 25-0, No. 5 WBC, No. 1 WBO No. 3 WBA No. 6 IBF asked for this fight and Tom Loeffler should take it.
The winner of Danny Jacobs, 33-2, No. 2 WBA and No. 3 WBC No. 3 IBF No. 2 WBO and Maciej Suleck, 26-0, No. 5 WBA No. 4 WBO should get a shot. Be great if Sulecki took a lesser fight and Jacobs fought GGG BUT he must go to both weigh-in’s so he doesn’t come in at 185 at fight time this time. Like most opponents of GGG Jacobs didn’t fight again for 8 months while “healing!” I had GGG ahead by 3 points.
Jermall Charlo, 26-0, would be another pick of mine as the No. 1 WBC contender. Sergiy Derevyanchenko, 12-0, No. 1 IBF I know little about but would take him in a heartbeat being No. 1 though only having 12 fights. He beat Tureano Johnson to become No. 1 who I know could fight.
For GGG to move up and take on WBO Super Middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, 37-0, would also be a nice match putting the fight back to late May. In 20 defenses the opposition’s records are a total of 559-64-10 or 27-3 on the average. With the exception of Vasyl Lomachenko, the new WBA lightweight champion, Golovkin is P4P the No. 2 boxer in the world in this writer’s opinion.