Canelo Donating Time And Money To Earthquake Victims
One week after Canelo Alvarez faced Gennady Golovkin leading to a controversial draw, it is the furthest thing from his mind as he is helping his fellow countrymen following a devastating earthquake in Mexico.
Since returning from Las Vegas, Alvarez has dedicated his time and $1 million to the System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF) to help victims of the earthquake that struck Oaxaca and Chiapas.
“Today we interrupt the activities of the volunteers of the DIF tirelessly to take our bit… Although we have already contributed, there is still much to be done. It is admirable the work of all these people, continue to help with what we can. Support your state collection centers and let the aid arrive!”
Hoy interrumpimos las actividades de los voluntarios incansables del DIF para llevar nuestro granito de arena. Aunque ya hayamos aportado aún hay mucho por hacer. Es admirable la labor de todas estas personas, sigamos ayudando con lo que podamos. Apóyense en los centros de acopio de su estado y permitamos que la ayuda llegue! #FuerzaMexico#unidosmexico #heroessincapa
While the rumors and conversations of a rematch between GGG and Canelo have already begun, Canelo’s team has told the 27 year old to take a much needed vacation.
Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez, who oversees Canelo’s match-ups, said they will not let Golovkin settle down with his championship belts.
“I had conversations with [Golden Boy CEO] Oscar [De La Hoya] on Sunday and Monday, and we feel that’s the best thing to do, to go straight into a rematch,” Gomez told ESPN this week. “I spoke to Tom (Loeffler, head of Golovkin’s K2 Promotions) a few times, and he’s certainly open to it after taking to his side, so we agreed to sit down later this week and start discussing it… Obviously, we’re going to give Canelo some time off and we’ll start talking to him as well. Immediately after the fight everybody was open to a rematch. I feel it was such a great fight it deserves a rematch, even besides it being such a close fight. Regardless of what the contract says, everybody is interested in the rematch, so it’s just a matter of us sitting down and talking.”