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GGG planning fight at Upton Park or Olympic Stadium


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Gennady Golovkin has held negotiations to fight at West Ham's stadium before the end of 2016, his promoter has confirmed to Sky Sports.

 

Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr are the two likeliest targets for the unbeaten pound-for-pound king, although stepping up to super-middleweight to fight James DeGale is also an option.

 

The WBA 'Super' and IBF middleweight champion was in attendance with his representatives as West Ham drew with Manchester City at the weekend, sparking speculation that he would try to arrange a fight at the east London location.

 

Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler has now confirmed that he spoke to the West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan about staging a fight at either the Hammers' current or future home.

 

"Absolutely, at Upton Park or the Olympic Stadium," Loeffler told Sky Sports. "We were invited by David Sullivan. He expressed interest in Gennady fighting there so now we have to explore the opponent. It's an interesting option to have the owner of a football club host an event for Gennady.

 

"We sat down at the table in the chairman's room at the stadium and Sullivan said he was a fan.

 

Gennady Golovkin plotting fight at Upton Park or Olympic Stadium | Boxing News | Sky Sports

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