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Gennady Golovkin to fight Grzegorz Proksa

Hard hitting WBA middleweight title holder Gennady Golovkin has a new opponent. European middleweight champion Grzegorz Proksa will take on Golovkin on September 1st on HBO, Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler, told SI.com

The likely venue for the fight will be Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, N.Y.

Golovkin (23-0) has been without an opponent since WBO title holder Dmitry Pirog withdrew from a scheduled August 25 fight with a back injury. Since then Proksa (28-1), a powerful, albeit anonymous, Polish fighter whose last 13 wins have come by knockout, has been rumored to be the frontrunner.

“Ever since Proksa’s name was mentioned, I’ve had a lot of interest from people who like the fight,” Loeffler said. “Plus, a lot of people want to see Gennady live on US TV. Proksa is a solid opponent.”

In the televised undercard, former junior middleweight titleholder Sergiy Dzinziruk, who has not fought since a lopsided loss to Sergio Martinez in March, 2011, will take on undefeated 154-pound prospect Jonathan Gonzalez.

- Chris Mannix

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