Golden Boy Applies For Canelo Return In May
With Canelo Alvarez’ return to the ring only a few days away, Golden Boy Promotions is already putting the plan in place for his return to the ring.
Golden Boy Promotions has applied with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event on May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and have listed GGG Promotions in the listing as well.
“We’re putting a hold on that date. That’s it,” Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez said Tuesday morning. “They’re assuming. We put a hold on that date for Canelo, May 4.”
Alvarez has traditionally fought twice a year, with Cinco De Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence Day weekend being the second, which is why many assume that it will be the date for a trilogy fight between Canelo and former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
Tom Loeffler of GGG Promotions told ESPN this week that, “That’s a Golden Boy question. They requested the date.”
“We’ve had unofficial talks, like, ‘Yeah, we’re open to it.’ It’s very, very loose talks. We haven’t even sat down,” Gomez said of a Canelo-GGG trilogy. “I haven’t even seen [Loeffler] in person to discuss the fight, and I told him we would be open to it and he said the same thing and that was it.”