Gennady Golovkin Next Fight: Sergio Martinez Called Out By 'GGG,' Next Opponent If Miguel Cotto Takes Bout With Canelo Alvarez? [VIDEO]
Golovkin has become one of the most exciting fighters in the sport because of his tremendous punching power; all four of his victories in 2013 have come by way of knockout. He floored Stevens in the second round, leaving him with an expression resembling shock and terror. Stevens recovered well, and exposed some flaws in GGG's game, but overall he couldn't withstand the devastating body blows Golovkin delivered for the eighth round TKO.
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Golovkin called it too, saying prior to the opening bell, "I am bad boy. This is my show -- knock him down, knock him out."
After proving himself both a legitimate star, and a box office draw, Golovkin is setting his sights on Sergio Martinez. I want Sergio Martinez," Golovkin said after the win. "That's the big fight for me."
Currently, Martinez and his camp have been working to set up a fight between "Maravilla" and Miguel Cotto, who would be moving up from the 154 lb. division to take on the Argentine middleweight king.
"We've spoken to [Martinez's representatives] and it looks like they're going to try to do the Cotto fight first," said Tom Loeffler, the manager of K2 Promotions which represents GGG. "I don't know if that's going to happen, but we definitely think a [Golovkin-Martinez] fight could happen in 2014."
Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez has his doubts, though, about whether Martinez is interested in facing the knockout artist.
"I don't think Sergio will fight us. I think Sergio has a fight against Cotto and that's a big money fight for him. Why take a chance against a big, strong middleweight like Gennady when Sergio is getting up in age and doesn't really need someone like Gennady? People will consider him the middleweight king until someone beats him, but I think Gennady has proved that he belongs right along side him in consideration."
Still, Canelo Alvarez looms as a threat to poach Cotto for a big money Mexican vs. Puerto Rican clash. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has said he plans on discussing the possibilities with Cotto, who has left the door open.