Following the first non-win of his career, Gennady Golovkin and his team are weighing their options about where the fighter will go from here. Golovkin would love to get an immediate rematch with Canelo, but with Canelo expected to take at least the rest of the year off Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler don’t exactly plan to sit around and wait on him.
"Gennady wants to fight before May but, if they commit to a rematch, we'll have to see if that makes sense. We can't put Gennady's career on hold but [a rematch] is the priority," Loeffler exclusively told Sky Sports.
"Gennady wants a rematch because this left an unsatisfied taste. Canelo said he won't fight until May but we have to see if he wants a rematch."
Canelo and his promoter Oscar De La Hoya, were pretty non-committal about exercising their rematch clause during the post-fight presser, and it’s certainly wouldn’t be surprising if they were looking elsewhere for the time being.
So that would suggest that Miguel Cotto could be a potential option for Golovkin in December (where Cotto says he’ll fight for the final time), and Cotto did mention that he wanted either Canelo or Golovkin next, but I think that’s anything but a sure bet.
There’s also someone like a Jermall Charlo out there, who recently moved up to middlweight, but one would have to wonder if he’s ready to take on such a challenge after one middleweight fight against a hobbled opponent.
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