De La Hoya Disputes GGG-Canelo II Update
There appears to be some uncertainty as to how close to done negotiations are for the anticipated middleweight title rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez.
In a recent report, Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Alvarez, stated that negotiations were 98 percent done, Alvarez had verbally agreed to the rematch, and the bout’s announcement was imminent.
Now, however, Golden Boy CEO and boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is putting his foot down and telling all to hold their horses. De La Hoya took to Twitter to deny claims the fight had been finalized, and he puts the blame on Golovkin for the holdup.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) January 12, 2018
Gomez stated that the contract for the re-match had already gone through a few revisions, but he was hopeful that the most recent draft would become the final one, with all aspects of the contract just about worked out.
The fight is expected to take place on May 5, the day of Cinco de Mayo, with either the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas or Madison Square Garden in New York City hosting the bout.
Their first bout this past September was controversially declared a split draw. While one judge gave the bout to Golovkin, and one declared it a draw, judge Adalaide Byrd gave the bout to Alvarez with a widespread, critically panned 118-110 score.