Loeffler: GGG Is Fine With Waiting Till May
Following their fight in September, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez’ representatives have been working on a deal for a fight between the two sometime in 2018. And now with the WBC ordering an immediate rematch for the two top middleweights, one would think that would add more pressure. Yet, Alvarez has a contentious relationship with the WBC, so much so that Mauricio Sulaiman wrote an open letter to Alvarez regarding the discord between Alvarez and the governing body.
And according to Tom Loeffler who acts as the promoter of Golovkin claims that his client is more than willing to take a seat for eight months if that means a rematch between the two.
“Everything I’ve heard is that Canelo doesn’t want to fight until before May, so that is part of a concession on Gennady’s side, as Gennady would like to fight sooner than May.
“But Gennady’s agreed that if we can do the rematch directly, he’ll wait until then.”
Loeffler continued by stating that if things begin to drag on past May, then it’ll be an indication that Canelo and his team don’t really want the rematch, but as of now he believes they’re on track.
The Cinco de Mayo fight date (which actually lands on a Saturday this year) is already on hold at the T-Mobile Arena, the site of the first fight between Canelo and Golovkin, so it’s a safe bet the fight will land there if it happens.