Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler has admitted that talks have already been held for his fighter to face the winner of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Amir Khan.
Boxing fans were hoping to see Golovkin face off against Canelo but the two fighters will have to bide their time before they meet in the ring.
Golovkin will defend his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Dominic Wade in California on April 23, while Canelo takes on Khan in Las Vegas on May 7.
Loeffler is hoping to secure a big fight for his client, with WBA champion Daniel Jacobs a potential candidate.
He admits it is difficult to find a willing opponent but contracts have now been signed for Golovkin to face the winner of Canelo vs Khan.
“It’s not a verbal. Everything is in writing, signed by our side, by the Golden Boy side and the WBC,” he told fighthype.com.
“We have a good relationship with Golden Boy and a lot of respect for Canelo. It was part of allowing the voluntary defence they requested.
“Everything is mandated. The winner of Canelo v Khan has 15 days to commit to fighting Gennady or not. If they commit then we’ll start negotiating to put that fight together.
“Naturally, the focus is on Canelo. If everything goes the right way with the fight with Wade, or unifying with [WBO champion] Billy Joe Saunders. If one of those fights can’t get made, the Jacobs fight is a huge fight for the middleweight division.”