After going south negotiations take a u-turn
Boy, oh boy. It’s on, it’s off, it’s on again… That’s been the Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin rematch talk every since May 5th. The two fought to a controversial draw back in September of last year in a bout that brought no conclusion to the two plus year saga that lead up to it.
Immediately following the first fight fans and media called for a rematch. After around four months of negotiations, finally a rematch was announced.
Enter Clenbuterolgate, if I have to refresh your memory on the whole Alvarez failed drug test situation, then you’re obviously making your first trip to 3KingsBoxing.com. Long story short, Canelo boo-booed, Golovkin moved forward with the date and faced Vanes Martirosyan and did what he was supposed to as he destroyed Martirosyan in under two rounds.
Great now the rematch in September when Canelo returns, right?
Well not so fast as talks reportedly fell apart according to team Alvarez just last week. Golden Boy wanted the same deal as agreed upon before and Golovkin felt it was a bad deal following the debacle surrounding the scheduled May 5th date. Although team Golovkin has remained steadfast in saying communication was still going on.
Earlier today sources told 3KingsBoxing.com that negotiations were taking place between the two sides and this evening we were told just minor details is all that prevents a rematch from taking place.
Yes, you read that correctly, Canelo/Golovkin 2 looks like it will move forward for September. Oscar De La Hoya acknowledged that a deal was “very close” when reached for comment.
As we are able to get confirmation we will report it.
By: Chris Henderson