Loeffler: We May Look At Other Options For GGG
Since September 17th, one night following the controversial draw between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez, everyone in the sport of boxing have been calling for a rematch.
Yet, according to Tom Loeffler, who acts as the promoter for Golvkin, there is no hard deadline for a deal to get reached with for a rematch with Alvarez. And while it is a foregone conclusion that it will happen on May 5th, Loeffler claims that his team would have to consider “other options” if the discussions drag out too long or it appears that Canelo is not really interested in the fight.
Loeffler is holding regular discussions with Golden Boy Promotions, who handle Alvarez, in the hope that a deal is made sooner than later.
“There’s no hard deadline, but at some point we have to confirm other options if it looks like Canelo doesn’t want to get in the ring with GGG again.”
“The Canelo rematch is the biggest fight in the sport of boxing and the priority for GGG. I’m in regular contact with Golden Boy to see if we can make the fight that the fans are demanding to see.”
Loeffler is not looking to place Golovkin’s career on hold. Golovkin only fought twice in 2017 and 2016, and GGG wasn’t happy about that – as he likes to fight at least three to four times a year.
“We can’t put Gennady’s career on hold but [a rematch] is the priority. Gennady wants a rematch because this left an unsatisfied taste. Canelo said he won’t fight until May but we have to see if he wants a rematch,” Loeffler said.
As BoxingScene.com had previously reported, De La Hoya may also take a look at the winner of next month’s WBO middleweight world title Billy Joe Saunders and David Lemieux, which is booked for December 16 in Canada.