Will Canelo vs. Golovkin finally happen? We’ll know within 15 days!
The WBC formally ordered a 15-day deadline between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo is the WBC champ while Golovkin is the interim WBC champion. Naturally, Golovkin is Canelo’s mandatory challenger.
WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman said that both parties received a formal letter, and that a 30-day negotiation period was to begin on May 9. Both parties were given 15 days to reach an agreement.
In less than a day after Canelo’s KO victory against Khan, Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions and Alvarez’ manager, reached out to Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s manager to discuss a negotiation.
Both Canelo and Golovkin have expressed that they have absolute interest on fighting each other in order to unify the middleweight division. Golovkin is the WBA, IBF, IBO, and interim WBC Middleweight Champion whereas Alvarez is the WBC and The Ring lineal middleweight champion.
Despite everything, Golovkin and Canelo seem to have no animosity towards each other. In fact, Golovkin was present during Canelo’s fight against Khan. Their main concern is fighting each other. Canelo himself even invited GGG into the ring after the fight to prove that he “has no fear” and is willing to fight Golovkin.
Boxingheads will find out if the much anticipated “super fight” will happen by the end of May.