Loeffler Updates On GGG-Canelo II
While appearing on the ‘Next Round’ Podcast, Tom Loeffler, the promoter of Gennady Golovkin claimed that a proposed May 5th rematch between GGG and Canelo Alvarez is that much closer to reality.
”I do think we’re getting closer. I’m in regular contact with (Golden Boy Promotions president) Eric Gomez. It just seems like it’s coming down to a final couple of points. So hopefully we can get it finalized and hopefully we can go to a big venue. But we need to finalize the the fight, first.”
“It seems that ‘Canelo’s side definitely wants to lead the direction as to where the fight is going to happen. But once the fight is done and if the fight is done then we’ll probably work in getting the best possible location.”
As for any deadline in making this a reality, Loeffler explained – “There’s never been a hard deadline. Part of the hold up was that ‘Canelo’ was out of town for an extended period of time after the fight. I think Eric and I could’ve probably finalized the fight within about two weeks of the last fight but we had to wait for ‘Canelo’ to get his feedback and now Gennady is in Kazakhstan. So it’s a little bit of a back-and-forth on logistics for guys that have their teams internationally. We’re not all at one table sitting here in L.A.”
While there may be roadblocks, Loeffler makes it clear that he’s very hopeful the second chapter of GGG-Canelo will come to fruition.
“Put it this way, I haven’t seen one issue that makes it seem that the fight isn’t going to happen. So if that were the case I’d be a lot more concerned,” he stated.
“Although, like I said, it’s clearly not finalized, yet. But we’re still very optimistic that both sides can agree on the terms and make this happen.”