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Is Tureano Johnson next for Gennady Golovkin?

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The middleweight division got an infusion of energy and interest when Danny Jacobs showed his frenzied and ferocious side in demolishing heretofore unbeaten former WBO titlist Peter Quillin on Saturday night.

However, what didn’t change is this: Gennady Golovkin is the man at 160 and, until toppled, that will stand.

It isn’t looking or feeling like RING champion Canelo Alvarez wants to hit the buffet a bit more, and skip from 155 to 160, so that leaves us looking for another body as “next” for IBF/WBA beltholder Golovkin.

I have to think Bahamian banger Tureano Johnson could get the gig. He’s rated No. 1 by the IBF, after showing his assets in a unanimous decision win against Eamonn O’Kane on the Oct. 17 MSG Golovkin-David Lemieux-topped promotion. Johnson is 31, at his athletic prime, holds a 19-1 (13 KOs) record and – this is important – betrays no fear at the thought of testing himself versus Golovkin. Style-wise, he’s less likely to think he can outbox the Kazakh, so I think we’d see more trading, actually, than we did in the Golovkin-Lemieux tangle.

Good guess is we could well see Golovkin-Johnson in a couple months, friends.


Michael Woods is still scratching his head with the thought of anyone not hitting the buffet a bit more. Why wouldn’t you? I mean , it’s a buffet, man.