GGG: 10% Chance Canelo Rematch Happens
Even though the mantra of Team GGG is “We’re focused on May 5th,” Golovkin took the time this week to once again trash Canelo Alvarez.
As Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya, claiming that he is speaking with Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler to make a September 15th rematch, Golovkin is of the opinion it’s not gonna happen.
“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.”
When asked why he gives it a 10% chance, Golovkin claimed that number was high.
“I think 10 percent is high; it’s bigger than it should be,” Golovkin said. “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.”
Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy Promotions, told Kevin Iole that “the Golovkin fight is option No. 1 for Canelo, and we’re going to do everything we can to get that fight made.”
“But if Golovkin doesn’t want the fight, we’ll move on and fight a different opponent. Canelo has done everything that has been asked of him and I think he’s proven to the commission and everyone else that he is a clean fighter and these tests were a mistake [and that he ate contaminated meat].
Loeffler when asked for his reaction to Golovkin’s statement, thinks Golovkin wasn’t 100% accurate.
“I’m not sure he expressed himself exactly the right way,” Loeffler said. “I don’t know that he truly feels the odds of the fight happening are just 10 percent. I have been telling everyone that from the time the Canelo fight was canceled and we did this deal with Vanes, all Gennady has thought about is beating Vanes. He knows it’s not an easy fight and he knows there is no Canelo fight without a win in this one.
“It’s true that Gennady made a lot of concessions and the negotiations did favor Canelo for the rematch, but Gennady wanted the fight and so he made the concessions to get it done. And I think he still wants it. My job is to get with Eric and figure out a way to get it done. It shouldn’t be as complicated as it was, so if Gennady is successful on Saturday, we should be able to do it.”
When about De La Hoya’s comments that Alvarez would be tested every day from April 25th until the fight, Golovkin became curt.
“Oscar can say that, but he can say anything, you know?” Golovkin said in English. “Don’t talk. Do it. That’s it. Do the tests.”
Original Story: YAHOO Sports