GGG Looking To Secure Back Up Fight
While Canelo Alvarez may not be allowed to fight on May 5th, Gennady Golovkin is dead set on stepping into the ring and facing an alternative opponent.
Per a report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael, The Nevada State Athletic Commission will meet on April 5th to consider a request by GGG Promotions — Golovkin’s company run by Tom Loeffler — for a permit to promote a fight featuring Golovkin on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The request comes with a caveat which is “conditioned on the possible cancellation of the May 5, 2018, boxing event” between Alvarez and Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena.
“GGG wants to fight on May 5 in Las Vegas, so in order to do that we have to go through the commission procedure and the official process,” Loeffler told ESPN on Monday.
Per ESPN, that would move the fight from the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena to the approximately 16,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena, and adjust the ticket prices, but Loeffler confirmed the fight would remain on Pay-Per-View.
“Anyone who booked a plane ticket or who was planning to come to Las Vegas for Cinco de Mayo weekend to see GGG fight, don’t cancel your ticket, because we’re planning a GGG fight on May 5, whether it’s against Canelo or somebody else,” Loeffler said.
Original Story: ESPN