Gennady "GGG" Golovkin prides himself on being one of the most active fighters in boxing, but after a tough, 12-round battle with Daniel Jacobs, Golovkin's camp is contemplating taking some time off.
“He was sore,” Sanchez told Yahoo Sports. “He had a 12-round fight. I didn’t see it the first day in the dressing room. Usually, the second or third day you start to feel it, and I didn’t check in with him right after. After a long training camp, I’m the last person he would want to see. He is not a complainer. It’s just natural soreness. It was a difficult fight.”
A possible middleweight match-up against Billy Joe Saunders awaited GGG in June. Instead, Yahoo Sports is reporting that taking time off will allow Golovkin's team time to finalize a deal with Canelo Alvarez for a September fight.
Canelo-GGG is the fight boxing fans have clamored for these past two years, not a fight against Saunders, so a few more months without GGG in order to cement the Canelo fight will sit perfectly fine with fans.