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IBF strips Golovkin of middleweight title

IBF strips Golovkin of middleweight title

There have been reports Golovkin and Saunders are close to reaching an agreement to fight.

Golovkin won the title by beating Canadian David Lemieux in 2015 but it is now vacant. In a statement, the organisation said: "After a lengthy review and period of deliberation, the International Boxing Federation has vacated the IBF Middleweight title held by Gennady Golovkin".

Following Gennady Golovkin being stripped of the IBF middleweight title, two of the top contenders being considered for the now vacant title are Sergiy Derevyanchenko (mandatory challenger) and Daniel Jacobs (ranked 3rd in the IBF).

BREAKING: The IBF stripped Gennady Golovkin of its middleweight world title on Wednesday as a result of the hearing late last month over having not agreed to a due mandatory fight with the organization's top challenger, Sergey Derevyanchenko by August 3. He would have had until August 3 to prepare for the fight, but Golovkin never agreed.

DiBella pushed for the IBF to force Golovkin to make his mandatory defense against Derevyanchenko on May 5, once Canelo Alvarez withdrew from his rematch against Golovkin due to his impending suspension. With Golovkin no longer having to worry about defending his IBF belt, there are still a number of potential challengers for him.

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He was fighting Martirosyan as a result of a rematch with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez being postponed when the Mexican failed a drugs test. He added that Gennady is disappointed in the ruling.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya said negotiations for a September 15 bout were ending on Tuesday, however, Loeffler said Golovkin is willing to drop his demands for an even split of the money.

Gennady Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler on Canelo v Jacobs: "All I can say is that those two guys are guys GGG already beat past year".

'He will come down to 55-45, which makes Canelo the A side.