Loeffler: MSG Is Neutral Ground For A Canelo-GGG Trilogy
Madison Square Garden Chairman, New York Knicks and Rangers Owner, and leader of JD and The Straight Shot, James Dolan sat ringside on Saturday night as Gennadiy Golovkin handily defeated Steve Rolls on June 8th.
Dolan, who opened for the Eagles inside the World’s Most Famous Arena a few years ago, spoke with Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler, and assured the former unified middleweight champion that he will “do everything he can” to bring a third fight between Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to the Garden on September 14th.
Losing out on the 2018 rematch, Dolan has had both Golovkin and Alvarez fight inside the venue since the September 15th fight inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Golovkin, who lost his unified title via decision on that night, is weary of returning to Vegas, not trusting the judges after a controversial draw cost him the first fight, and believing he won the second fight against the Mexican superstar.
“Naturally, Canelo fought here, Gennadiy fought here,” Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promotional representative said following Golovkin’s fourth round knockout of Rolls on Saturday.
“We met with James Dolan this week, and he said if there’s a way to bring it here, he’ll do everything he can to bring it here. So, if there is a way, this is probably the most neutral place, since Canelo fought here and Triple-G fought here, for that fight to take place.”
“I want [the fight at MSG],” Golovkin said. “It’s different people, different atmosphere.”
Another potential option is AT&T Stadium in Dallas, a venue that can hold 100,000 for boxing, and has hosted Alvarez before when he knocked out Liam Smith in 2016.
“I know what you’re talking about,” Golovkin said of the potential trilogy fight happening at “Jerry World”.
“We know about Texas, but it’s maybe a little too early, a little too premature to talk about that. It’s a business proposal. Right now, we’re in Madison Square Garden, and they’re really trying to make this next fight possible. So, let’s talk about Texas when we hear from Texas.”
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