Canelo Signs On For GGG Rematch
While a contract isn’t signed, nor a press conference not announced, Canelo Alvarez has agreed to terms for a May 5th rematch against Gennady Golovkin.
According to sources, Golovkin and his team will be set to agree “within the next few days.”
Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Alvarez, claimed that there will be no rematch clause, unlike the contract that was for drawn for their first fight in September of last year, in Las Vegas.
“It’s going to be another great fight, so it’ll likely be a natural to do another rematch, but it’s not in the agreement,” Gomez told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday at a workout in Indio for his welterweight title fighter Lucas Matthysse.
“We want to concentrate on getting this [second Alvarez-Golovkin fight] done and then we can talk about a third fight later.”
“I know Canelo’s going to win. I think Canelo figured him out in the last three rounds. Look at that fight. Canelo handled [Golovkin] those last three rounds. And this time around, Canelo’s going to have an easier time with him. Not an easy fight, but he has the experience now and he wants this fight.”
The first fight featured controversy surround the scorecards of the judges, as Golovkin was given the victory in one scorecards, but Alvarez claimed a much-criticized wide advantage from judge Adalaide Byrd. Judge Don Trella scored the bout even.
“We’ve exchanged contracts. We’ve gone through three revisions. I’m hoping for the last revision [Thursday night or Friday] and we’ll see,” Gomez said. “All the major points have been worked out. There’s some details that are important, but they’re not the major points.”
While many believe that the fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where the fighters first battled, Gomez claims that Madison Square Garden is expected to make a strong offer.
“Very strong, huge,” Gomez said of the pending New York bid, praising the facility’s $50,000 gate-tax cap that will provide savings from the Las Vegas offer.
“It is expensive being in New York — the overhead, the hotels — but those are the two leading contenders and once we get the contracts signed, we’ll get to work.”