Even though none of those guys were on Canelo’s level, he still didn’t hesitate to negotiate a fight against them. [24] Former two-time light middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade made an offer to fight if Álvarez received a long-term suspension,[25] as well as IBF #1 contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko. By Sean Jones: Canelo Alvarez's lawsuit with DAZN promotions makes things potentially tricky for him to return to the ring against superstar Gennady It didn’t help Canelo that he chose the same location for the rematch with Golovkin, which reinforced the opinions of fans that he needs to fight in that place to win decisions. If Canelo doesn’t want to fight Golovkin again because of how difficult he perceives the fight will be, then he could choose to use the pandemic as a ruse for not fighting him in 2021. [45], On September 3, due to a majority vote of the panel, the vacant Ring magazine middleweight title would be contested for in the bout. The fight was originally scheduled to take place on May 5, 2018. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr wants Gennadiy Golovkin in 2021, WBC extends Canelo vs. Yildirim purse bid 15 days for vacant 168-lb belt, Eddie Hearn still says Canelo could face Callum Smith or Saunders in 2020, Canelo Alvarez has refiled his lawsuit against Golden Boy and DAZN, VIDEO: Lomachenko vs Lopez Preview and Prediction, Vasiliy Lomachenko 135 lbs vs. Teofimo Lopez 135 lbs – Weigh-in results, Joshua vs. Pulev a done deal for 12/12 at the O2 in London, UK, Hearn goes off on Wilder’s expired fight with Tyson Fury, Pedraza v Molina and Ajagba v Rice to headline Saturday show LIVE on ESPN+, Logan Paul not denying Floyd Mayweather fight happening, Teofimo Lopez ready for Lomachenko in Las Vegas, Michael McKinson and Martin Harkin Face off LIVE on ESPN+ Oct.18, Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev official for December 12th, Luis Ortiz fights Alexander Flores on November 7th, Juan Heraldez talks Regis Prograis fight on Oct.31.

Álvarez formally withdrew from the fight, but renegotiated the rematch to occur in September after his suspension lapsed.

Privacy Statement l Cookies Policy l Boxing Resources l Back To Top l Contact Us. [26], The next day, NAC chief Bob Bennett filed a formal doping complaint against Álvarez, which delayed the disciplinary hearing to the commission's next monthly meeting on April 18. Both boxers found use of their respective jabs from the opening round with Golovkin using his jab more as the fight went on. The Kazakh’s longtime trainer, Jonathon Banks, even predicted that “GGG” would have an advantage in a higher weight class as he is naturally a big guy. It would be ridiculous for Canelo to continue to fight the aging Golovkin beyond that point, as he’ll have gotten too old to compete. Golovkin took to the digital scale first and weighed 159.6 pounds. All Rights Reserved.

ESPN reported that Álvarez, who only had the rematch clause in his contract, must activate it within three weeks of their fight. [20], The fate of the rematch was put in jeopardy on March 5, 2018, when Álvarez failed two random urine tests, collected on February 17 and 20, for the banned substance clenbuterol. Since then, the two middleweight fighters have been urged by fans to engage in a third fight.

He later responded to the defeat, "I'm not going to say who won tonight, because the victory belongs to Canelo, according to the judges.

I can’t complain about the decision, but it’s close enough to warrant a third fight. [4][5], Immediately after the controversial ending, talks began for a rematch between Álvarez and Golovkin. During the face-off, O'Sullivan hung his arm out long in Lemieux's face, which Lemieux did not take kindly to. In the hearing, Álvarez would face the possibility a suspension of up to one year. ", "Gennady Golovkin is Stripped of The IBF World Title", "IBF Explains Its Decision To Strip Gennady Golovkin of Title", "IBF strips Golovkin for failing to fight challenger", "GGG has final offer, deadline for Canelo rematch", "Gennady Golovkin v Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez: Rematch to take place on 15 September", "GGG, Alvarez finalize deal for Sept. 15 rematch", "Gennady Golovkin Says He'll Receive 45 Percent of Canelo Alvarez Fight Payout", "Canelo in Training, Will Apply For New License on August 18", "THE GRUDGE: Golovkin, Canelo to hold SEPARATE SPLIT-SCREEN press conference on Tuesday", "Ring Ratings Update: Vacant Ring middleweight title on the line in Canelo-Golovkin rematch - The Ring", "Order Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2 Pay-Per-View | HBO Boxing", "Weights from Las Vegas for the mega rematch: Genna...", "GGG: Canelo's weigh-in antics a show of 'fear, "Boxing World Reacts To GGG vs Canelo 2 – Many Claim Robbery", "Official Scorecards show Canelo, Golovkin SPLIT EIGHT ROUNDS", "Canelo takes razor-thin decision over Golovkin", "Canelo Edges Golovkin With Majority Decision in Action Fight", "Sources: Canelo-GGG sold 1.1 million PPV buys", "Canelo-GGG Rematch Earned Less $$$ From Tickets Than 1st Fight", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Canelo_Álvarez_vs._Gennady_Golovkin_II&oldid=983504702, September 2018 sports events in the United States, Pages with non-numeric formatnum arguments, Articles with dead external links from October 2019, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Canelo Álvarez ($5 million) vs. Gennady Golovkin ($4 million), Jaime Munguia ($250,000) vs. Brandon Cook ($30,000), David Lemieux ($200,000) vs. Gary O'Sullivan ($400,000), Román González ($200,000) vs. Moisés Fuentes ($35,000), This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 16:28. ESPN.com writer Dan Rafael felt that this delay made it more uncertain that the fight would go ahead, while T-Mobile Arena had already announced the previous day that it would offer full refunds on tickets. They both realize that now. At this time, Golden Boy were already in light negotiations with Eddie Hearn for a fight against Daniel Jacobs instead.

"Of course Gennadiy wants to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez again in the future. [50], https://www.ringtv.com/551734-aleksandr-usyk-named-ring-magazine-fighter-of-the-year-2018-all-category-winners-revealed/, "Canelo vs GGG: Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez DRAW in epic Las Vegas fight", "Judge Adalaide Byrd stood down from major fights after her scoring in GGG draw with Canelo sparks fury", "GGG vs Canelo: Golovkin showdown with Alvarez ends in a controversial draw", "Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Rematch Discussions Reportedly Underway", "Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II negotiations will begin Friday - The Ring", "Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May - Boxing News", "WBC orders rematch for Golovkin and Alvarez", "Canelo Will Make Decision on Golovkin Rematch in a Few Weeks - Boxing News", "Hearn: Golovkin Can Fight Jacobs Next if No Canelo Rematch - Boxing News", "Canelo Gives Golden Boy 'Green Light' To Finalize Golovkin Bout", "GGG-Canelo rematch set for May 5; site TBD", "Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch Finalized For May 5, HBO PPV", "Canelo: No Judges This Time, I'll Be Ready To Knock Golovkin Out", "You're right. They first met in 2017, with the fight ending with a controversial draw. "[9][10] On November 7, Eric Gomez indicated the negotiations were going well and Álvarez would make a decision in regards to the rematch in the coming weeks.

CompuBox stats showed that Golovkin landed 234 of 879 punches thrown (27%) and Álvarez landed 202 of his 622 punches (33%). More than anything, the fans are very interested. Álvarez, who was described by Golovkin's team as a 'runner', altered his style and became more aggressive. [44] It was confirmed that both boxers would not physically come face to face with each other until fight week. GGG is planning on making a defense of his IBF middleweight title against Kamil Szeremeta next, but there’s still no date or venue for that fight. [32][33][34] One of the main issues preventing the rematch to take place was the purse split. After 9 rounds, all three judges had their scores reading 87-84 for Álvarez. Of the 18 media outlets scoring the bout, 10 ruled in favour of Golovkin, 7 scored it a draw, while 1 scored the bout for Álvarez.

By Sean Jones: Canelo Alvarez’s lawsuit with DAZN promotions makes things potentially tricky for him to return to the ring against superstar Gennady Golovkin in 2021. [27][27][28][29] On April 3, 2018, Alvarez officially withdrew from the fight. Although it went past a negotiation deadline imposed by Golden Boy, it was reported that an unknown "tweak" employed by MGM Resorts International executives was a "Hail Mary" that had reinvigorated the negotiations. Alvarez won by majority decision. NEVER have so many boxing experts been so diverse in their views on a fight. This was the last PPV fight aired on HBO before HBO ended their boxing coverage in November and both fighters signed contracts with DAZN. In the latest news on that front, things might not return to normal in the U.S until late 2021. I feel satisfied because I gave a great fight.

At 38, Golovkin is starting to show his age, as we saw in his last fight against Sergiy Derevyanchenko last October. Álvarez was favoured by judges Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld, both scoring the bout 115-113, the third judge Glenn Fieldman scored it 114-114. I had it close going into the 12th round. One year after a controversial split draw spoiled their first meeting in a fight most observers felt Gennady Golovkin had won, Alvarez claimed a majority decision in … At the same time, Loeffler was working closely with Frank Warren to match Saunders with Golovkin for the end of August. The battle took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, a venue that Canelo has frequently fought in since 2016. Canelo and Golovkin have taken different paths since their last face-off, and both champs have been dismissive of talks about fighting each other again. Given that Canelo hasn’t fought Golovkin in two years since his 12 round majority decision victory on September 15, 2018, that suggests that he doesn’t want to fancy the idea of facing him. It’s in Canelo’s best interest financially and with his reputation to fight GGG in a trilogy match to clear up the controversy of their first two fights, both of which ended in decisions that left boxing fans unhappy. Canelo Alvarez Linked To New Yet Unlikely Opponent, De La Hoya Serious About Return; Possible Opponents Named, McGregor Could Give Pacquiao His Last Big Fight, Report Says, Sullivan Leading Challenger In Alaska Senate Race, Nearly 2,000 Robinhood Accounts Were Hacked And Customers Had No One To Call, US Budget Deficit Hits Record $3.1 Trillion, Boeing Shares Climb After Regulator Says 737 MAX 'Safe', The Possibilities AND the Pitfalls of Remote Work, 10 Of America's Top CEOs Talk with IBT's Social Capital About How To Be Authentic, Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez is positive Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 3 will happen, Gomez hopes the deal will be sealed by 2021, Canelo and Golovkin are now interested in fighting each other once more after their last match in 2018.

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