De La Hoya: Canelo Doesn’t Need GGG
May 5 was supposed to be the day of one of boxing’s most anticipated rematches, but it was taken away when Canelo Alvarez pulled from the bout with unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin after failing two drug tests.
Alvarez was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but he can fight again come Mexican Independence Day weekend. There’s now speculation the anticipated Canelo-GGG 2 fight may take place on September 15, 364 days after their first bout ended in a controversial draw.
As reported by Boxing Scene, Golovkin, in a recent interview, said he gives just a 10 percent chance of the rematch actually happening.
“I would say it’s about a 10 percent probability at this point that it happens,” Golovkin told Yahoo Sports. “I would say only about 10 percent that it happens. I think 10 percent is high; it’s bigger than it should be. I made 99 percent of the concessions for the fight with Canelo on May 5. Ninety-nine percent of them were by me, and now he’s the one not here.”
This promoted a response via social media from Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya.
“In the meantime, Golovkin is making 3 million and Canelo is making 40 million without you. Sign the contract, [you’re] scared, stop crying,” De La Hoya stated on social media.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) May 12, 2018
GGG and his cheerleaders acting like the win on 5/5 was something to brag about… pic.twitter.com/4hsaz8hQmx
— ayeeeee (@AlexMar61844168) May 12, 2018
Original Story: Boxing Scene