Frustrated Golovkin struggling to book Canelo replacement

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Frustrated Golovkin struggling to book Canelo replacement
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo shows Gennady Golovkin, left, connects with a left to Canelo Alvarez during a middleweight title fight in Las Vegas. Golovkin is growing frustrated with boxing's sanctioning bodies while he struggles to find a replacement opponent for Canelo Alvarez on May 5. The unbeaten middleweight champion's rematch with Alvarez in Las Vegas fell through after the Mexican star failed a doping test in February and finally withdrew from the bout last week.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gennady Golovkin is growing frustrated with boxing’s sanctioning bodies while he struggles to find a replacement opponent for Canelo Alvarez on May 5.

Golovkin and his promoter and trainer appeared in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to announce they still haven’t found a suitable replacement, and time is running out.

The unbeaten middleweight champion’s rematch with Alvarez in Las Vegas fell through after the Mexican star failed a doping test in February and finally withdrew from the bout last week.

Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is still in training for a fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend, but he doesn’t appear to be much closer to finding a suitable opponent for what would be his 20th defense of his 160-pound titles.