Chavez may well regret antagonising his potential rival…
Promoter Tom Loeffler has revealed that his fighter, Gennady Golovkin, has accepted Julio Cesar Chavez’s $1m bet that he could knock him out if they fought.
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GGG was forced to go 11 rounds with challenger Martin Murray in Monte Carlo on Saturday night, with the Brit putting up a brave performance to delay the inevitable.
Ultimately, Golovkin claimed his 29th consecutive stoppage with a TKO win in the 11th round, but many questioned whether or not his power and boxing skills overall warrant his tag as being one of the most feared fighters in the world.
One fighter who certainly wasn’t impressed was Chavez Jr, as he called out his rival on Saturday night by insisting that if they fought, he would knock him out.
Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) essentially dared the Kazakh star to move up to 168 pounds, and after failed negotiations back in June last year, talks could start again after the Mexican faces Andrzej Fonfara on April 18th.
“Without his power, [Golovkin] is not that good a fighter. I’d bet ‘GGG’ a million dollars from the purse that I would knock him out if we fought in my weight division. But first I have to beat Fonfara, who is bigger and stronger,” Chavez was quoted by BoxingScene.
Loeffler’s response was simple, he insisted that Golovkin accepts the bet and is ready to sign the contract this time. Although the 32-year-old has also insisted that he would love to face Miguel Cotto, he is seemingly on the verge of moving up a division as he continues to dominate at middleweight.