Considering the sport’s brutal nature, a boxer’s prime and tenure is very short. And when fans consider how long the potential fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has been in the works, one agrees it has taken too long to take, tedious and still as vague as ever.
Canelo Alvarez surprised everyone by dropping down to 154 pounds after he was supposed to face Gennady Golovkin. GGG himself was confused on how his rival ended up facing Liam Smith instead, boxing news revealed.
Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’ promoter insists the fight will happen in September 2017. But both parties remain in disagreement as to how much each fighter gets paid. Should Gennady Golovkin accept a flat fee of $15 million only sparks further debate? Team GGG believes they deserve a share of the HBO PPV pie.
Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Since Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took care of Dominik Britsch, Canelo Alvarez admits for boxing news their respective teams have been negotiating to fight on Cinco De Mayo at 165 pounds.
“We’ve been talking, it’s a real possibility and we hope we can get it done. There’s interest on both sides,” Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions said in a report by the LA Times for boxing news.
“I know it’ll be an explosive fight. As a Mexican-American, I’m proud because it’s the two biggest names in Mexico — the two best fighters from Mexico at the moment — and whenever the two top Mexicans fight each other, it’s a huge event.”
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weight problem
The talks regarding the fight are said to have been going on for a month now. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. allegedly wanted more than the initial $5 million offer with a share of the PPV. Now, boxing news says negotiations are focused on the weight stipulation.
“The catchweight is being negotiated,” Gomez said in a report by ESPN. “Canelo has a limit he wants, they have a limit Chavez wants, so it’s being negotiated.”
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ‘s weight issues are well documented, and so with his off-the-ring antics. Both parties have already accepted a rematch clause.
“He had some bad people in his life, making bad decisions and giving him bad advice,” Sean Gibbons, Chavez Jr.’s matchmaker said.
“Julio was derailed from the path that he needed to be on. He’s back on the right path. He made the weight comfortably for Britsch. He made the weight so easy…”
Fans remain skeptical if Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin will still happen, and it sure looks overshadowed at the moment.
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