Golovkin had originally been scheduled to defend his WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight titles on May 5 in a rematch against Saul "Canelo "Alvarez, in the biggest and most-anticipated event on the 2018 boxing calendar".
That's not Golvkin's fault, and he's grabbed a new opponent for Cinco de Mayo weekend.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Alvarez for six months, according to ESPN, after the boxer tested positive for Clenbuterol, a banned substance Alvarez maintains got into his system due to tainted Mexican beef.
The suspension has been backdated to February 17 - the date of his first failed test - meaning he can return to the ring as early as mid-August.
The unbeaten 35-year-old will now fight Vanes Martirosyan on May 5 in an open-air bout at Los Angeles' StubHub Center.
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"All the controversy around it is going to make a much bigger promotion whenever the fight does happen".
"Vanes Martirosyan brings a passionate Armenian fan base from nearby Glendale and an aggressive style of fighting", Loeffler said. We all would rather be getting ready for the fight with Canelo, but there is nothing we could do about that. "He has my respect and I am training hard to defend my titles against him", Golovkin said in a release. I didn't ask about money at all.
"I told you, it's not Mexican meat", Golovkin added.
But with so little time to properly prepare for a world title fight, opponent options are slim and the fighter's team does not want to be pushed into a situation where their guy has to fight a high-level opponent without the chance to properly prepare. Pictured: Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) celebrates after his middleweight championship bout against Canelo Alvarez (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sep.
"Vanes dropped [Demetrius] Andrade; he lost a close decision to [Jermell] Charlo that a lot of people thought he won and he lost a competitive fight with Erislandy Lara".