GGG Out Until May And Possible Canelo Rematch

Following the first loss of his charge’s career, Abel Sanchez feels that Golovkin can rest until May 2019 for a third fight against Canelo Alvarez.

With the new middleweight champion setting up for a fight in December, with a potential showdown with WBA mandatory challenger David Lemieux, leaving Golovkin waiting until 2019.

“I think that in this business, in this boxing business, they have to look at all the possibilities for the future not only for Canelo, but also for Golovkin,” Sanchez told following a press conference Saturday night. “I think that, as a pair, they stand to do better than any fight that either one could ever have [against another opponent]. Eric Gomez, after the decision was announced, came over to me and says, ‘Man, we’ve gotta do a third one. We’ve gotta do a third one.’ I said, ‘Yeah, man, talk to Tom.’ I think next May 5th would be a perfect date. I think it’s a strong possibility that if there’s another fight between them that it’s gonna happen May the 5th.”

“No, I wouldn’t want him to,” Sanchez said regarding a Golovkin return before May. “I would want him to rest now. He’s had some good fights. He rests now and comes back to the gym at the beginning of the year, and they fight in May.”


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