It has almost been a month since the lineal World Middleweight Champion, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-2) collided with the unified IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC World Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1) in the battle that several inside boxing felt would determine who is the pound-for-pound best fighter on the planet following the retirements of undefeated multi-weight champions.
Controversy followed as both fighters retained the titles they came to ring with on September 16th, a questionable verdict after it had appeared to many that Golovkin had done enough to earn the victory by both working harder, throwing more and ultimately landing more than his Mexican rival. The result has left many clamouring for the two combatants to once again come together and square off to settle the issue.
Speaking exclusively with ESPN Deportes, ‘Canelo’ has made his intentions clear as he looks to satisfy the demands of the fans. “For me the priority is [the rematch]. Right now I’m going to rest, but the priority is the tiebreaker in May. We will try to make the fight, do the best we can do to make it in May”. The parties who represent both fighters in Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions are believed to currently be locked in negotiations with the collective goal of ironing out the details of the rematch for Cinco de Mayo weekend, furthermore, it is expected there will be more concrete news concerning the rematch before the years’ end.
“It’s up to them [if they want to make a deal for the rematch], I’m in for the tiebreaker. We have to negotiate, we’re ready, it’s my priority for May.” Alvarez concluded. On a final note it is worth mentioning that the WBC has ordered the rematch between Alvarez and Golovkin and this affords ‘GGG’ more time to satisfy his pending mandatory obligations to the undefeated former Jr Middleweight World Champion, Jermall Charlo.
Trilogy looming for Golovkin And Canelo?