WBC Pres Excited For Canelo-GGG 2
With his middleweight title nearly vacant, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman is ecstatic that Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez came to terms for a September 15th rematch in Las Vegas.
Following the cancellation of their May 5th rematch due to Alvarez testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, Golovkin attempted to use that as leverage for better financial terms for a September fight.
Negotiations would be halted several times, getting to the point where Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya would halt negotiations due to Golovkin not agreeing to a 57.5-42.5% split. Cooler heads would prevail, and Sulaiman is grateful/”We have to celebrate the fact that an agreement was reached. I am sure that all the conflicts, as you say, are already in the past and now we have to concentrate on what is really worthwhile – which is the fight,” said Sulaiman to ESPN Deportes.
“This second fight has everything to become a boxing classic, because we are talking about two fighters of the highest level of technical quality and popularity. The first fight was sensational, it was close and now that they have met and already measured each other in the ring, they will have the opportunity to adjust and do what is necessary to win.”
Sulaiman is grateful that even though it seemed that all hope was lost, that patience and good business won the day.
“We live in a different world, in which the social networks play an important role on a daily basis and that causes athletes and promoters to constantly be in the media and feel pressure. That, sometimes, distorts the possibility of making decisions in a timely manner.”
Original Story: ESPN Deportes