Golovkin is stepping away for “an indefinite period.”

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ERIK MORALES CLAIMS GENNADIY GOLOVKIN IS DONE WITH BOXING FOR NOW

Erik Morales, the trainer of middleweight contender Jaime Munguia, says former unified champ Gennadiy Golovkin isn’t interested in fighting for the time being and will be stepping away from the sport for “an indefinite period.”

The hall of famer said this during an interview with IZQUIERDAZO, a Spanish-language site that covers boxing. Morales was asked about a potential showdown between his fighter and Golovkin, who recently abdicated his IBF and WBA 160-pound titles.

“I don’t think (we are looking for that fight),” Morales told IZQUIERDAZO when asked if there were negotiations for a Golovkin-Munguia showdown. “What I understand, what I was told by the (promotional) company, is that Golovkin told them that he is leaving boxing for an indefinite period of time. And that, if he decides to come back, he will let everybody know. So, we can’t think about Golovkin right now”.

Morales said that Munguia’s promoters are looking for an opponent for a June 10 date.

“(Fernando) Beltran (of Zanfer Promotions), Golden Boy (and) Oscar De La Hoya will (let us know) who will be Jaime’s next opponent,” Morales said. “We all would like it to be Golovkin, the (entire) team, especially Jaime, but Golovkin is not there anymore.”

Golovkin, The Ring’s No. 1-rated middleweight, is coming off a very lucrative 2022, in which he unified IBF and WBA titles with a ninth-round stoppage of the recently retired Japanese star Ryota Murata and dropped a close unanimous decision to arch-rival Canelo Alvarez in their rubbermatch at super middleweight. The future hall of famer may be content to enjoy the fruits of his labor with his family in 2023.

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I don’t blame him. He’s getting on and has loads of coin.
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If this is true, although we didn't see no official news about that, then G is doing the right thing for him.
Also is a smart move for GGG to step away from this sport as a mw champion. Best wish for him and his family.

Its a pity that fighters like Sturm, Martinez, JCCJr, Cotto and Quillin didn't want no part of GGG. GGG would've had more good wins on his resume.
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good time to quit.

Nothing left to prove, and he's made a chunk of money.
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jamesmcdonnell wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 07:56 good time to quit.

Nothing left to prove, and he's made a chunk of money.
Indeed, him and his family are financially set for life. He is/was a tough-skilled fighter that had a hard-tough road. Good for him. :TU:
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I don't know why it's an "Indefinite period". At his age he either needs to be done or not done.

Making a comeback 2 years from now would be a horrible idea.
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gilgamesh wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 13:25 I don't know why it's an "Indefinite period". At his age he either needs to be done or not done.

Making a comeback 2 years from now would be a horrible idea.
We don't have any official news or confirmation from his team to see if this thing is true or not but I assume that this "indefinite period" it may be a more diplomatic way of saying DO NOT NOT BOTHER ME! Probably it will be an official announcement of his retirement. He made very good money and I think he is very awaring that at his age many young fighters see him as a beatable valuable name, so G is probably thinking that it came the time to step away.

The irony is that when G was young and strong, he was seen as a very high risk and low reward fighter but now they see him as a golden goose. lol
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He'll only come back if he can't live without boxing or if the money is too much to refuse.

This out of the ring fight starts now.

It's easy for us to say he should enjoy his life and take a time out but in the real world hardly anyone who's used to making silly money willingly walks away.

You still see 80 year billionaires (trillioniares?) still chasing more wealth.

It's a particularly strong addiction because no one ever disapproves.
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The fight for him as I see it, if he wants it is big Charlo. That would be huge! :wave:
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Thomastearns wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 14:33 He'll only come back if he can't live without boxing or if the money is too much to refuse.

This out of the ring fight starts now.

It's easy for us to say he should enjoy his life and take a time out but in the real world hardly anyone who's used to making silly money willingly walks away.

You still see 80 year billionaires (trillioniares?) still chasing more wealth.

It's a particularly strong addiction because no one ever disapproves.
That's true about business BUT boxing is a very dangerous sport which could make a fighter a lettuce or even kill him. G got hit a lot by strong powerful fighters in ams and pros.
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The Asleep Lamps wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 14:43 The fight for him as I see it, if he wants it is big Charlo. That would be huge! :wave:
Charlo is inactive and probably he'll move up at 168. GGG should retire. He had enough. Let the young ones fighting each other if they have balls.
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“I went to university every day for five years. I thought, ‘I must – must – go to school.’ Look, my hands, these are like guns. When you have guns, you can relax. But in the future, you need something else.” – Gennady Golovkin

“If you want street fight, let’s go. If you want boxing, I show you. But people think I am, like, gangster. No. Ring is different world. Very dangerous.” – Gennady Golovkin

:OhYes: :box:

Good boy! :D
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gilgamesh wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 13:25 I don't know why it's an "Indefinite period". At his age he either needs to be done or not done.

Making a comeback 2 years from now would be a horrible idea.
True, but the "exhibition" route may be too lucrative to refuse?
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:clap: Great decision, 3G. Stick too it. Maybe do a bit of coaching/training.
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the best middleweight of his era. period.

beat up everybody they put in front if him.
in my opinion would've beat everybody else up who was around and he didn't fight.

yes, relax guys, YOU ARE 100 PERCENT RIGHT' golovkin DEFO DUCKED the great, great ... (fill in fighter of your choice)! I'm not argueing. you are right.

defeated canelo twice, back 2 back. no 2 ways about it. well compensated for getting robbed but still forever an undeserved stain on his record.

had one really close fight, versus derevanchenko. could've gone either way. I think g still edged it.

beat canelo twice. back 2 back.

he should hang em up and not even think for a second to ever 'comeback'.



ride into sunset ggg!
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I just think this news might be premature given that it's coming from Munguia's camp regarding why he declined that fight. He seems the right age for retiring, and I don't know why he vacated his belts. Unless he felt that the fights being offered to him weren't worth his time.
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"stepping away for an indefinite period" = waiting for an offer big enough to do another training camp.
If that offer never comes, GGG never fights again, if it does, his fans get to see him fight again.
He's not going to fight for low money just to defend a belt or try to win one.
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And another thing is GGG is now Charlo's mandatory. ;-)
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The Asleep Lamps wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 18:43 And another thing is GGG is now Charlo's mandatory. ;-)
GGG wants money. Neither Charlo brings many fans. He's looking for another Canelo payday, and I don't think he sees it in this current crop. Maybe he'll come back if Ryan Garcia moves up to 160 :OhYes: .
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Perseus wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 17:51 "stepping away for an indefinite period" = waiting for an offer big enough to do another training camp.
If that offer never comes, GGG never fights again, if it does, his fans get to see him fight again.
He's not going to fight for low money just to defend a belt or try to win one.
This seems even more legit. If he gets a big, big money offer then it gets sense, if not then its ok too. Exhibition fights against some boxing influencers could be more appealing for GGG at this stage of his career.

Salt Papi, Jake and Logan Paul, KSI would be all good boys for GGG. :OhYes: :box:
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Mexi-Box wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 21:35
The Asleep Lamps wrote: 31 Mar 2023, 18:43 And another thing is GGG is now Charlo's mandatory. ;-)
GGG wants money. Neither Charlo brings many fans. He's looking for another Canelo payday, and I don't think he sees it in this current crop. Maybe he'll come back if Ryan Garcia moves up to 160 :OhYes: .
:TU: True.

Jake /Logan Paul, KSI and Salt Papi would bring to GGG big money. DAZN would love these matches.
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I assumed GGG retired when I saw he vacated both his belts, and honestly good for him. As said by others here, great fighter with a great career who has nothing else to prove and unlike most fighters has tens to hundreds of millions in the bank. I’d still favor him against any of the other top middleweights even at his advanced age which is saying something.

Munguia is more of a curious case. I get the same feeling watching him fight that I do with Fundora, which is, great fighter, has potential, but by god he needs to develop better defense. I remember seeing Brandon Rios take punches on the chin for close to 10 years and he could laugh it off at first but eventually it takes a toll on you(and not just on your performance in the ring).
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524046 wrote: 02 Apr 2023, 14:18 I assumed GGG retired when I saw he vacated both his belts, and honestly good for him. As said by others here, great fighter with a great career who has nothing else to prove and unlike most fighters has tens to hundreds of millions in the bank. I’d still favor him against any of the other top middleweights even at his advanced age which is saying something.

Munguia is more of a curious case. I get the same feeling watching him fight that I do with Fundora, which is, great fighter, has potential, but by god he needs to develop better defense. I remember seeing Brandon Rios take punches on the chin for close to 10 years and he could laugh it off at first but eventually it takes a toll on you(and not just on your performance in the ring).
Yup, a very good fighter. Its a pity that he was so avoided when he was in his prime. He got those good fights when he was around 34-35 y/o.
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So the potential Munguia fight is off before it's started, why am I not surprised.
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apollo creed wrote: 02 Apr 2023, 14:46
524046 wrote: 02 Apr 2023, 14:18 I assumed GGG retired when I saw he vacated both his belts, and honestly good for him. As said by others here, great fighter with a great career who has nothing else to prove and unlike most fighters has tens to hundreds of millions in the bank. I’d still favor him against any of the other top middleweights even at his advanced age which is saying something.

Munguia is more of a curious case. I get the same feeling watching him fight that I do with Fundora, which is, great fighter, has potential, but by god he needs to develop better defense. I remember seeing Brandon Rios take punches on the chin for close to 10 years and he could laugh it off at first but eventually it takes a toll on you(and not just on your performance in the ring).
Yup, a very good fighter. Its a pity that he was so avoided when he was in his prime. He got those good fights when he was around 34-35 y/o.
I’m a big Sergio Martínez fan but I feel pretty comfortable saying that if they had fought around 2011-2012 or so Golovkin wins and probably by knockout. Same with Sturm obviously.
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