While Vanes Martirosyan isn't the Gennady Golovkin opponent we all wanted to see on May 5, the middleweight great remains a fighting champion.
"I think 10 percent is high; it's bigger than it should be", Golovkin said.
Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez said his fighter was in the ring only a couple of hours after Alvarez was out, confident of another foe and planning for two more fights this year, Alvarez or not.
Although Golovkin middleweight belts include the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation versions of the title, only the WBA and WBC belts will be on the line on Saturday. Most ringside observers felt Golovkin should have won by close decision, but the fight was too close to vehemently complain that the fight was ruled a draw.
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Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: "Gennady Golovkin always guarantees excitement and devastating knockout power". "Stronger and bigger. This is a good situation for me and for my fans and that's it".
Although we will no longer be receiving the rematch, Golovkin is still set to fight. He has a lot of good experience and has fought a lot of good boxers. He is 3-3 over his past six bouts, but views this as a chance to return to an elite level. I want to have as many fights as possible. "I can't wait. This is what we dream about, these big fights". "Gennady is going to light up Cinco De Mayo as only a true Mexican-style fighter can. It will be a flawless show for the boxing fans".
Now, though, live and exclusive on BoxNation, UK and Ireland boxing fans will be able to see one of the sport's most exhilarating fighters in action this weekend as he looks to defend his middleweight titles successfully for the 20th time, a feat previously accomplished only by Hall-of-Famer Bernard Hopkins. "Ninety-nine percent of them were by me, and now he's the one not here".
"This is a huge opportunity not only for Cecilia but also for women's boxing", promoter Tom Loeffler said. "Yes, the money comes along with it, but the sport is the most important".