Saturday, 10 January 2015 00:20

Gennady Golovkin vs Andre Ward in 2015?

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It was recently announced on, Friday, January 9, pound for pound fighter and Super Middleweight Champion Andre "S.O.G." Ward finally ended his well documented legal battle with Goossen Promotions and inked a deal with rapper Jay-Z's "Roc Nation Sports".

(Andre Ward vs Gennady Golovkin image courtesy of Round by Round Boxing)

The news comes as a sigh of relief to the 30 year old former Olympian, who hasn't fought professionally since defeating Edwin Rodriguez in November of 2013.

And while his handlers will more than likely schedule a tune-up in Oakland, California, for his first fight back, expect the newly formed promotional group to aggressively pursue a big money fight with undefeated WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin later this year.

Because most marquee names simply aren't willing to step in the ring with the murderous punching Kazakh native, Ward could be the biggest money match-up available for Golovkin in 2015.

At a recent press conference supporting the February 21 HBO date opposite perennial contender Martin Murray, Triple G's head trainer, Abel Sanchez, talked about the lack of big name options for his budding super star.

"At one point, I was very confident that Canelo would fight Gennady if he beat Cotto," stated the Big Bear Lake based boxing coach. "But Oscar keeps saying 'In a couple of years...in a couple of years.'. And when he says that, I think people have to take it for what he's saying. He's not going to risk his cash cow getting knocked out by Golovkin."

"And If Cotto wins, I doubt Cotto steps into the ring with Gennady. We want to fight the biggest names of the sport, but they just don't want to fight us."

According to HBO commentator Jim Lampley, the universally recognized Super Middleweight champion would have no problems stepping in the ring with the hard punching Middleweight.

"A representative from Andre Ward's camp sent me a note stating that Andre wants to fight Gennady Golovkin," professed the 2015 Hall of Fame inductee.

"He'll fight him anywhere, anyplace, anytime. A fight against Andre Ward in Southern California would be very marketable. Ward's lawyer, Josh Dubin, sent me an email saying that Andre will fight him wherever."

Lampley's colleague on the HBO broadcast, former world champion Roy Jones Jr., believes Gennady Golovkin should take on the pound for pound fighter in 2015.

"No lower weight fighter or average Middleweight is going to challenge Triple G," stated the former WBA Heavyweight champion. "Gennady shouldn't even waste his time trying to get the other Middleweights in the ring. He should fight Andre Ward in a big money fight on HBO PPV, to decide pound for pound supremacy."

"I would like to see Triple G fight Andre Ward. I think the fans would really want to see that fight."

With the lack of willing candidates and big money options at 160 pounds, fight fans could see Gennady Golovkin take on Andre Ward in 2015 on HBO PPV.
 

 

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