Feature | May 03 2018

On Gennady Golovkin and the middleweight division

Matthew Macklin tells Jack Figg why Gennady Golovkin and the whole middleweight division could find themselves on hold, waiting for Canelo
Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez  |  Al Bello/Getty Images

FORMER Gennady Golovkin opponent Matthew Macklin has stated Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s failed drug tests are ‘very disappointing’.

The former world title challenger fought Golovkin in June 2013 suffering a third round stoppage against “GGG” for the WBA world championship.

Golovkin, still unbeaten and now a unified champion was set to meet Canelo for the second time to defend his middleweight titles on Saturday (May 5), however his Mexican foe withdrew from the rematch following two failed drug tests.