Friday, January 25, 2013
Don't hold breath for Martinez-Golovkin
By Michael Woods
Did you like what you saw of Gennady Golovkin's taking apart of Gabe Rosado on Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater? So much so that you'd like him to meet the man who is seen as the best in the business at middleweight, Sergio Martinez? Well, tough tamales. Not gonna happen. That's according to Martinez' promoter, Lou DiBella, who was in heated "oh hell no mode" when a writer at the fights DiBella promoted Wednesday night at BB King's asked about that exact potential pairing. "No way," DiBella said. "Golovkin doesn't draw a dime! Cotto and Pacquiao would never get asked about this," he railed.
Martinez gloves up next against Brit Martin Murray in Argentina, his homeland, on April 27. Then folks figure he'll engage in a most lucrative rematch against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who he manhandled save for a last-round knockdown back in September. Martinez turns 38 on Feb. 21, and DiBella implied, his window of opportunity, for mega-fights and mega-paydays, isn't infinite. The window was slammed shut on a scrap with Golovkin.