Following the Canelo vs. GGG saga, we are still at a standstill. It seems that the fight that the boxing world wants to see is not going to be anytime soon. Saul ?Canelo? Alvarez, after beating Liam Smith and claiming the WBO junior middleweight title, called out Gennady Golovkin.
This had fans a little excited thinking that there is some hope for the fight to happen soon. This Canelo callout though will remain just that for the remainder of the year as he has fractured his right hand and will be unable to fight for the rest of 2016.
— GoldenBoyPromotions (@GoldenBoyBoxing) September 19, 2016
This leaves a bad taste in the mouths of fans worldwide.
Who is Ducking Who?
Kevin McRae a featured columnist for Bleacher Report pointed out that no one is really ducking anyone. This is when it comes to both fighters. Both fighters want to have the Canelo vs. GGG fight as soon as they can as this has big money and their legacies on the line. It would be a travesty not to have this as much as if it would be if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had not fought.
McRae points out that Canelo is not a coward. He has taken the toughest fighters that came his way including a fight with Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. It looks like this kid?s makeup would not allow him to back down against Triple G.
But he does not get a complete pass as McRae points out, he allows his promoters not to make the fight happen. McRae urged that if you want the Golovkin fight then make it happen. Canelo is the money maker in the scenario. McRae points out that his promoter Oscar De La Hoya needs him more than he needs De La Hoya. He can make the fight if he wants to. Triple G, on the other hand, is also a go for the match.
Like Mayweather and Pacquiao, it is not the fighters themselves that do not want to fight. It is the complicated process of having two different boxing promotions making a deal.
Should someone just arrange a ?chance meet-up? between Saul Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin just like what happened with Pacquiao and Mayweather in a basketball game? Would we see Canelo Vs. GGG early next year? What do you think?
Read more about what Mayweather thinks Golovkin should do here.
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