Sulaiman Claims GGG Must Face Charlo If Not Canelo
Even though he’s implored Gennady Golovkin to come to terms with Canelo Alvarez for a rematch on September 15th, Mauricio Sulaiman is ready to enforce a backup plan.
Sulaiman, who is the WBC’s President, claimed that if Golovkin does not defend his middleweight titles against Alvarez, he must face mandatory opponent and interim WBC champion Jermall Charlo.
“Golovkin has all our support, but if the fight is not done, he will have to go with Charlo, because the entire history is clear as it is, so we are recommending to him to do what is best for him, because he wants to do the rematch [with Canelo], he wants to earn the money that he will generate there, and he wants that visibility that he has always wanted around the world,” Sulaiman told ESPN Deportes.
“He has sacrificed so much for so many years to get to this point and now for something that is not so important [like the financial split] is putting him at risk. It would be strange to me if that fight [with Canelo] is not done.”
While Golovkin and Tom Loeffler are playing hardball, Canelo and his team at Golden Boy Promotions are looking into a fight with Billy Joe Saunders, who holds the WBO middleweight title.
Original Story: ESPN Deportes