Loeffler: Canelo Needs This Fight More Than GGG
The war of words between the promoters for Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez continues, as Tom Loeffler has made it known that his fighter deserves more.
Loeffler and Golden Boy Promotions have been in serious negotiations for a rematch nearly one year to the date of their first fight, during Mexican Independence Day weekend.
According to Tom Loeffler, Alvarez is standing firm on a 65-35 split, with Golovkin feeling he deserves a 50/50 split.
That is due to Alvarez failing a drug test for clenbuterol twice, on the road to their initial rematch on May 5th. The fight would be cancelled after Alvarez was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Loeffler claimed in an interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal, that Canelo needs this rematch in order to repair his image following the drug testing scandal.
“I really think Canelo needs the rematch with Triple G to save his image, and there was a lot of controversy with the failed drug tests and speculation Canelo took something in the first fight,” Loeffler said to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
“Now that Canelo enrolled in full-time VADA testing, he needs to prove he can fight the same way.”
Original Story: Las Vegas Review Journal