Gennady Golovkin made sure it was a short night, which was not surprising because he was fighting for short money. What was supposed to be a big night in Las Vegas ended up as little more than an exhibition in Carson, California. The $20 million or so Golovkin was going to make to fight Canelo Alvarez turned into $1 million against a last-minute replacement in Vanes Martirosyan. It wasn’t Triple G’s fault, far from it. Alvarez was the one who tested positive for steroids in Mexico, upending the lucrative middleweight title rematch Golovkin already was training hard for. More importantly, it won’t be Golovkin’s fault if he and Alvarez don’t meet in September. Fans, of course, want the fight. And there’s a good chance it will happen, no matter the posturing going on in the Triple G camp after Saturday night’s second-round knockout of an ill-prepared Martirosyan. But excuse Golovkin and his handlers if they play a little hardball getting it done. They’ve earned the right. Contracts will have to be renegotiated, and you can bet promoter Tom Loeffler will be asking more this time for his fighter. And Alvarez will have to somehow try to prove that his protests… Read full this story
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