One of the last remaining mega fights that have not happened in boxing is a match between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. In a recent interview, Golden Boy promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya revealed that “GGG” is running away from a fight with Canelo.
De La Hoya told ESPN Deportes (h/t Boxing News 24) that Golovkin is running away from an eight-figure offer to fight Canelo in September 2017. He also threatened to move forward from a possible GGG-Canelo fight if no deal is made.
“Golovkin says he’s not about the money. Let’s make the fight for the people, for the public. The arrangements can be made, so there is no problem, but you have to make the fight. Look, the one who is running here is Golovkin. Maybe he doesn’t know how much is being offered. So the money is there to make the fight,” De La Hoya said.
The Golden Boy also mentioned that they are planning two early fights for Canelo Alvarez in 2017. He noted that it is now up to the promoters of Gennady Golovkin to make the deal done. Nevertheless, the fans are hoping that they will get a mega fight next year.
On the other hand, GGG promoter Tom Loeffler told Boxing News and Views that they are in negotiations to get the Alvarez fight done for September 2017. He also said that Gennady Golovkin will also be fighting three fights next year including an early 2017 fight with Daniel Jacobs.
“Still working out details for the Daniel Jacobs fight. We are planning for GGG to fight at least three times in 2017 as he has for the last three years as the most active world champion in the sport of boxing,” Loeffler said.
In 2016, Gennady Golovkin defeated Dominic Wade via second round knockout in April while beating Kell Brook in five rounds in September. Canelo Alvarez also fought twice this year, beating Amir Khan and Liam Smith via knockout in May and September, respectively.
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