Canelo-GGG III In Peril Over Location
Gennadiy Golovkin wants his shot at redemption against Canelo Alvarez, but the former unified middleweight champion of the world refuses to return to the site of their first two fights.
First reported by Chris Manni of Sports Illustrated, negotiations between the two sides have stalled due to Golovkin refusing to fight Alvarez in Las Vegas, where Alvarez won their second fight and where both men went to a controversial draw in their initial 2017 meeting.
As was the case for their 2018 fight, Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’ promoter will begin to look for other opponents for the current IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion for September 14th if a resolution by June 21st.
While this tactic has worked before, it may not fly with John Skipper, DAZN’s executive chairman, who has made it the platform’s goal to secure the fight for September to help generate subscriptions to the over the top streaming service.
“I want [the fight at MSG],” Golovkin said after defeating Steve Rolls earlier this month inside the Garden. “It’s different people, different atmosphere.”
“It’s not like in principle I don’t like to go to Vegas, but I have some bad feelings about Vegas.”
Report: Boxing Scene