Canelo In Vegas Or MSG In December
Prior to Canelo Alvarez’ win over Gennady Golovkin, Golden Boy President Eric Gomez told FIGHT SPORTS that his return to the ring was penciled in for December.
Gomez reiterated the December return on Tuesday, as he told Boxing Scene that December 15th was the target date for the middleweight champion’s next fight.
“We’re going to get together with the team later this week,” Gomez claimed Tuesday. “We’re going to discuss it, it’s up to him whether he feels capable of it or not, depending on the cut.”
”It’ll be in (Las) Vegas or MSG (Madison Square Garden in New York). either or. Canelo wants to fight in New York, he’s never fought in New York. He wants to fight where (Muhammad) Ali fought, he wants to fight where Oscar (De La Hoya) fought, where all the greats have fought. So, we have a great relationship with MSG, they do have the venue reserved for us and it would be either or.”
“It’s just a matter of finding out if he wants to fight and we’ll start having discussions with both the MGM (Grand in Las Vegas) and MSG.”
With Golovkin taking off until 2019, it seems that David Lemieux may be the one to stand across from Alvarez in the first defense of his WBC and WBA middleweight titles in what could be Canelo’s first fight inside Madison Square Garden.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene