Two Names Being Considered For Gennady Golovkin’s June Return


Gennady Golovkin is ready to get back into action after suffering the first loss of his boxing career.

The former unified middleweight champion is scheduled to fight against a to-be-determined opponent on June 8 from Madison Square Garden. ESPN reports that offers have been made to middleweights Steve Rolls and Hassan N’Dam. The report includes that Golovkin wants a fight at 164 pounds, four pounds over the middleweight limit for a non-title fight.

Golovkin recently singed a three-year, six-fight deal with the DAZN streaming service. He’s making his first return to action since suffering a controversial decision loss to Canelo Alvarez in September.

Should Golovkin win his next fight this summer, and Alvarez win his upcoming middleweight title fight against Daniel Jacobs in May, a trilogy fight between Golovkin and the Mexican star could take place in September.

Alvarez vs. Jacobs takes place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 4.