As boxing fans await the announcement of Gennady Golovkin’s new opponent, it appears there will also be a new venue closer to GGG’s home base instead of the MGM Grand Garden Arena as previously expected.
According to LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire, the fight could shift from Las Vegas to the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA.
The other two venues that were previously discussed were MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and Madison Square Garden in New York.
After Mexico’s former two-division champion Alvarez stepped away, the replacement cast of opponents for Golovkin to fight hasn’t thrilled the masses.
But Golovkin is determined to fight on the date, still, rather than wait for Alvarez’s situation to be resolved.
The shift of the fight to a smaller venue comes on the heels of poor public reaction to a short list of rumored opponents. With the fight date now less than four weeks away, an announcement is expected to happen in the immediate future.
Golovkin’s previous opponent Canelo Alvarez now awaits an April 18 hearing date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding two positive tests for the banned substance clenbuterol. If found guilty, he faces a potential year-long suspension.