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Eddie Hearn: Gennadiy Golovkin is not waiting on Canelo Alvarez

The Matchroom promoter says Golovkin has plenty of options on the table and won’t get stuck looking for a third fight with Canelo.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With Gennadiy Golovkin recently inking a partnership with Matchroom Boxing for the foreseeable future, promoter Eddie Hearn insists that his plans are to keep Golovkin busy with some notable fights, even if Canelo Alvarez won’t be in the cards.

Golovkin is currently scheduled to take on Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 5 and Hearn says Golovkin plans to make his own moves going forward.

“You’ve got to make your own moves and I think that’s what ourselves teaming up with Golovkin was doing,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “Not wondering or waiting on Canelo.

“Canelo is going to do his own thing. Canelo wants to fight Kovalev and he’s made that clear. I expect that fight to happen in November. Golovkin fights Derevyanchenko on October 5, and you just keep going.”

Speaking on potential future opponents for Golovkin, Hearn says Demetrius Andrade is out there along with Billy Joe Saunders — who also just recently signed with Matchroom. There’s also Danny Jacobs as a possibility for a second time, or even perhaps Callum Smith if Golovkin is willing to move up.

Hearn finishes by saying he’d love to see a third Canelo-Golovkin fight, but that Canelo gets to pick his own opponents and Golovkin just isn’t on his shortlist at the moment.

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