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Andre Ward agreed to fight Golovkin: trainer Virgil Hunter

12 january 2015, 12:29
Virgil Hunter. Photo courtesy of BNews.kz
Virgil Hunter. Photo courtesy of BNews.kz

Andre Ward’s coach Virgil Hunter has declared that the WBA super-middleweight champion (-76.2 kg) has already agreed to fight against Gennady Golovkin, the Kazakhstani boxer who holds the WBA Super, IBO and WBC Interim titles in middleweight (72.6 kg), Tengrinews reports citing BNews.kz.

“He already stated he would fight Golovkin, but K2 Promotions has other plans, and K2 is doing a wonderful job with Golovkin, and I’m sure he fits into HBO’s plans,” he told On the Ropes Boxing radio.

“It’s quite obvious that there is a lot of hype behind Gennady, justifiably so. What the network intends for him to be, he’s got a great opportunity to achieve that. So I don’t assume fighting Andre Ward would be a wise move for the plan they have because we could very well set him back because fans are very unforgiving after one fight,” Hunter said.

The trainer hopes that the promotional issues that Ward is facing will be resolved soon and he will be able to continue working with HBO.

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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