Alvarez, Golovkin rematch set for September

Alvarez, Golovkin rematch set for September

Alvarez, Golovkin rematch set for September

"(Golden Boy CEO) Oscar (De La Hoya) really wants to make it for the fans and everyone involved and we're meeting him halfway".

According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Oscar De La Hoya would claim that Golovkin didn't take the deal.

"Hold on", the associate said.

As for Golovkin's side of things, his promoter has revealed that an agreement was in place for Triple G to fight Saunders.

"It's a huge opportunity for Canelo and, frankly, it's the biggest fight for both guys".

Alvarez and Golovkin originally fought to a highly controversial draw in September 2017, a fight that came under intense scrutiny due to scores turned in by often-lambasted judge Adalaide Byrd. Most boxing experts believe Golovkin won the first fight.

Rafael also provided more information regarding the discussions from Wednesday involving Golden Boy and Golovkin's promoters. Golovkin instead faced short-notice replacement Vanes Martirosyan in Carson, California, wiped him out in two rounds and made about $1 million instead of the roughly $25 million he would have made had the rematch taken place as scheduled.

They cleared a major obstacle when Alvarez signed up for year-round Voluntary Anti-Doping Association testing 24/7/365 and then eventually agreed on a 65-35 split in Alvarez's favor.

That victory served as the 20th straight title defence for the Kazakh champion, whose record now stands at 38-0-1.

Golovkin reportedly countered the 60-40 offer by asking for a 55-45 split.

Alvarez made the lion's share of the purse for the first fight based on a 70-30 split.

"We want the fight, Tom Loeffler wants the fight", De La Hoya said.

At the time of writing, no other details are known about the contest other than that it will garner massive mainstream attention and hopefully put a full stop on the argument about who is the superior fighter.

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