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Kathy Duva: Golovkin-Stevens offer not rejected, still being considered

Curtis Stevens was reported to have turned down an offer to face Gennady Golovkin, but promoter Kathy Duva says that she is still considering that fight, along with other possibilities.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Despite earlier reports that Curtis Stevens had turned down a $300,000 offer from K2 Promotions to face Gennady Golovkin in November on HBO, Main Events promoter Kathy Duva says that they have not yet rejected the deal, and she is simply taking the weekend to mull it over before making a final decision.

"In a nutshell, an offer was made and I asked for the weekend to consider it. Nothing else has happened," Duva told Bad Left Hook. "In the end, we will make our decision based upon what we believe to be Curtis' and Main Events best interests."

Stevens (25-3, 18 KO) is coming off of a sensational one-round knockout of the normally durable Saul Roman, while Golovkin (27-0, 24 KO) was last seen dominating Matthew Macklin on HBO in June.

Duva says that her ultimate goal is to guide Stevens' career and maximizes his profits, which may mean that he won't face Golovkin in November. That also doesn't mean that Golovkin won't still be on their radar for the near future.

"There are many paths to success," Duva told us. "I believe that Curtis can be a big star. And, in the end, things will work out quite well for him, no matter which path we decide to take."

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