October 3rd 2018: By Aaron Cooper
FightZoneNews.co has learned that the World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered former champion, Gennady Golovkin. To face ‘interim’ champion, Jermall Charlo.
Golovkin lost the governing bodies 160-pound strap in a thrilling fight in Las Vegas, Nevada last month to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. In a rematch of the pair’s September 2017 scrap. Canelo ripped the WBC and WBA titles away from Golovkin. One of the scoring judges scored it a 114-114 draw. While the two others awarded the fight to the Mexican superstar. 115-113.
Though it has to be said that ten of the eighteen media and broadcasting outlets scored the fight for the outgoing champion. Seven scored the bout a draw while only a solitary outlet scored the fight in favour of the new champ.
Golovkin has said that he would very much like the chance to right the wrongs of his last two fights. Where there is a strong argument that he won both contests. And, that he is open to the third contest with Canelo.
The WBC however, have thrown a hurdle in the way. That hurdle stands at six-feet tall, hailing from Richmond, Texas. The former IBF super-welterweight champion. Jermall Charlo.
Charlo has had two contests at the middleweight limit. Totaling six rounds. He stopped Jorge Sebastian Heiland in four rounds in July of last year. Before stopping Hugo Centeno Jr in just two rounds. That bout at the Barclays Center in April, saw Charlo pick up the WBC ‘interim’ strap.
It is currently unknown when, or even if the bout will take place. As reported with FZN earlier last month, Canelo will take a voluntary defense of his title, which is now incredibly likely to be against former IBF middleweight world champion, David Lemieux in New York.