Loeffler: GGG Wants Fair Split with Canelo
While Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, promoters of Canelo Alvarez, say they are moving on from trying to work out a deal with unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, Golovkin’s team isn’t ready to give up yet.
Golovkin and Alvarez were scheduled to face off on May 5 in a rematch of their controversial September 2017 draw. But Alvarez was suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for clenbuterol, forcing the bout’s cancelation. Golovkin instead defended his titles against Vanes Martirosyan at StubHub Center, while hopes have been the long-awaited rematch can take place in September — almost exactly one year to the date of their first bout.
According to Tom Loeffler of GGG Promotions, there is still interest in the fight, but the champion wants a bigger piece of the pie this time around — especially now after Alvarez’s failed drug testing.
“Gennady took a stance because of the situation, he wants a more equitable split,” Loeffler explained. “It was pretty one-sided towards Canelo and it’s clear the only reason the May 5 fight didn’t happen is because Canelo tested positive for two tests.
So Gennady’s the champion and he did make a lot of concessions to make the first fight. He made a lot of concessions to get the rematch and now that he’s had some time to think about it after the May 5th fight, he feels that it should be a more equitable split.
Alvarez is expected to return to the ring on September 15 — regardless if GGG is the opponent or not.
Original Story: Boxing Scene