“DAZN Was Supposed To Make Canelo-GGG 3 Easier”
When Gennadiy Golovkin signed with DAZN earlier this year, boxing fans and analysts alike assumed that the third fight between him and Canelo Alvarez would be a slam dunk.
“It will be a special fight and a slugfest,” Golovkin’s business partner Tom Loeffler told BoxingScene.com of Golovkin’s return to world title contention against Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
“He doesn’t believe he has lost a fight and Saturday night he begins his quest to another middleweight title run. He’s excited and it’s his second fight with Johnathan Banks and I think you’ll see why Johnathon is a top trainer in the ranks of boxing and Gennadiy will show.”
“We can jump up and down and scream, but it doesn’t mean Canelo’s going to get in the ring,” stated Loeffler of their frustration with Alvarez refusing to fight Golovkin for the third straight year.
“We thought when Golovkin signed to DAZN that the third [Canelo] fight would happen and it would be easier in the negotiations because there’s no pay-per-view split and percentages. With DAZN you don’t have that. We thought it’d be pretty smooth. We’re focused on Sergiy, and the guys that will get in the ring with him.”
“We’re focused on the guys that get in the ring and fight him,” Loeffler continued. “It was hard to get him in the ring. He’s going to fight Sergiy Derevyanchenko and he has a tough fight and if the third fight happens, I’m sure it will be explosive. If he’s successful this Saturday, he’ll be a two-time world champion and Canelo fighting at 175 puts Gennady as the best middleweight in the world.”
Report: Boxing Scene