Golovkin obliged to defend his WBA champion title against Jarrod Fletcher15 may 2014, 13:27
World Boxing Association (WBA) ordered Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) to defend his middleweight title against Australian Jarrod 'Left Jab' Fletcher (18-1, 10 KO’s), Tengrinews reports citing Vesti.kz.
To defend his title, Kazakhstani boxer has 30 days to initiate negotiations with Fletcher and schedule a fight starting May 13th. After that, GGG and Left Jab will have to face each other in the ring within 120 days.
Despite Golovkin’s wish to fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the negotiations failed. It was reported that Golovkin would face Daniel Geale.
The Australian orthodox boxer does not seem to pose a real threat to unstoppable Golovkin. But for Fletcher winning Golovkin will be an ultimate ticket to the top.