Much has been said, speculated and at times frustrating with the ongoing negotiations for the rematch between two of boxing biggest stars in the form of Canelo Alvarez & Gennady Golovkin. Despite some early reports that Golovkin had declined that offer, the news soon spread that both fighters were finally onboard.
One of the most anticipated Boxing matches of the year will be held on September 15.
The pair's first bout last September ended in a controversial draw, with judge Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Alvarez widely ridiculed. Golovkin or the man who is effectively known as "GGG" has a record of 39 fights, 38 wins, with the draw coming against Alvarez.
"We want the fight, [Golovkin's promoter] Tom Loeffler wants the fight". Golovkin faced short-notice replacement Vanes Martirosyan in Carson, California, instead and wiped him out in two rounds. If he walks away, good luck to him. An original offer of 65-35 favoring Alvarez for a May 5 rematch was made by Golden Boy, and accepted by Golovkin.
De La Hoya's announcement came shortly after negotiations between Alvarez's and Golovkin's respective camps looked to be breaking down.
"It's a huge opportunity for Canelo and, frankly, it's the biggest fight for both guys". Golovkin backed off and said he would consider 55-45, and the sides continued to talk.
Loeffler told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday that he believes a rematch will generate more interest than the first fight.
"Gennady was very clear when he made the concession to come off 50-50". Loeffler at that point told this newspaper via telephone that the fighters were unwilling to budge. Martirosyan, who hadn't fought in almost two years, barely landed a punch on Golovkin, who scored a vicious knockout at StubHub Center in Los Angeles.