Loeffler Sees Incentive For GGG-Canelo Rematch
Following Gennady Golovkin’s knockout win over short notice opponent Vanes Martirosyan, Tom Loeffler confirmed that he’s been in talks with Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez.
During the post fight press conference, Loeffler acknowledged that there’s an interest in making this fight happen, and that there’s an “incentive” for both fighters to make the rematch.
“I’ve been in contact with Eric(Gomez),” Loeffler said, “Naturally, there’s interest on our side. … I’ve been in regular contact with Golden Boy and with Eric and, you know, if there’s a way to make that fight happen – and again, this is a fight where both guys have a huge incentive to make the rematch. Gennady feels, the whole team actually feels, it was a bad decision the first time around. He feels he could’ve done better.”
When asked about Gennady’s sharpness on Saturday night, Loeffler claims that’s the best he’s seen from GGG in quite some time. “The way he fought [Saturday night], whether it was against Vanes or somebody else, he looked razor sharp tonight.”
“You know, his speed, his timing, his distance, you know, I think we didn’t necessarily see that exact sharpness against either [Daniel] Jacobs or Canelo. And a lot of it had to do with the style of them, wanting to basically survive more than actually fight. But at the same time, Gennady’s been in there with other boxers that moved a lot and looked very dominant and impressive, just like he did against Canelo.”
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