Geale vs. Golovkin set to be approved by WBA for July 26th

WHILE an official announcement is yet to be made, it appears likely that the World Boxing Association (WBA) will give their sign of approval for the pending title bout between Australia’s Daniel Geale and unified WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

The fight, which is set to take place on July 26th from the famed Madison Square Garden, has been waiting for the WBA to make a decision on the status of their middleweight title.

Fellow Australian Jarrod Fletcher currently holds the mandatory position and his team, headed by Adam Wilcock of Fightcard Promotions, entered a thirty-day negotiation period with Golovkin’s promoters K2.

However, in recent days it has come to light that Golovkin’s team had submitted a request that potentially allow an exemption – giving the green light for the Geale fight to take place – or elevate Golovkin to ‘super champion’ status.

Cable network giant HBO are set to televise the bout and are hoping to make the bout official before this weekend’s pay-per-view fight between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez, thus allowing maximum opportunity for promotional obligations for the fight.

The fight will headline a two-fight card which will also feature a rescheduled WBC heavyweight title eliminator between Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez, whose injury caused the cancellation of the initial card featuring Geale vs. Macklin.

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