Loeffler: Only Canelo Can Stand In The Way Of GGG Trilogy
For Tom Loeffler, the only person that can stop a Gennadiy Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez trilogy is the current unified middleweight champion.
Loeffler, who promotes Golovkin, believes almost all parties involved want to see a third fight on September 14th, especially DAZN executive chairman John Skipper, who is planning to bring both sides to the table.
“We’ll sit down with the team,” Loeffler said following GGG’s fourth round knockout of Steve Rolls.
“Naturally, DAZN is the common partner. Again, when Triple-G signed with DAZN, John Skipper said that’s the clearest path to a third Canelo fight. So, John’s gonna do his thing, whatever he can work out and discuss with Oscar and Canelo. … We made two fights with Golden Boy. There were a lot of roadblocks, a lot of obstacles in making those two fights. We made a lot of concessions on the Triple-G side. But since they fought each other twice, I don’t think there’s gonna be a huge issue making the third fight, unless Canelo really doesn’t wanna get in the ring a third time with [Golovkin].”
With DAZN acting as the middleman for each fighter, as they are both signed to the platform for nine-figure deals, the negotiations could be less taxing than the re-negotiations for the second fight between the two.
“I don’t think there’s really any reason to speculate about a different fight [than Alvarez-Golovkin] until it becomes clear – the second fight we thought wasn’t gonna happen,” Loeffler said.
“Golden Boy had announced that they had a deadline. They had a deadline set and Gennadiy held his ground, and we made the second fight. So, I’m not sure how Canelo’s deal is structure, but clearly there’s gotta be an incentive on DAZN’s side for him to fight Triple-G – just like there is for Gennadiy to fight Canelo. So, it makes financial sense for both guys, it’s the fight that the fans want, the media are demanding it. Frankly, it’s one of the biggest fights that can be made in the sport.”
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