Saul “Canelo” Alvarez may not be ready to fight unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in a the ring, but one fighter that he does appear ready to face is MMA star Conor McGregor, albeit in a boxing match and not in his own sport.
It’s becoming apparent that the fans might not see the much hoped for mega-fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and unbeaten middleweight star Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) in 2017 as previously mentioned by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya. If he’s really serious about wanting to get Golovkin for Canelo to fight in 2017, then he’ll offer him a 55-45 deal.
I write this article because of the endless articles and comments blasting Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for not making a fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Like any other boxing fan, I too would like to see this fight. However, by continuously writing or talking about Alvarez. And, engaging in debates about who is the better fighter, predicting who will win, etc., falls you and I into the Promoter’s trap.
It’s no secret that the boxing world wants to see Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin face each other in 2017. It’s a fight that is long overdue, and there’s no reason any longer for it not to take place. Golovkin and his promoters at K2 want the Canelo fight, because they don’t recognize it as growing bigger over time by letting it marinate longer. However, Golovkin and his team are not the ones that are making the decision when the fight will take place.
Mexican star Saul Canelo Alvarez’s fight against against WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith last month on September 17 brought in an attendance of 51,240 fans at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was thought to be the most ever paid fans in the history at the stadium for a boxing event. However, according to Dan Rafael, the Canelo-Smith fight is No.2 drawing fans in the AT&T Stadium behind the Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey fight that took place in 2010.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez posted a message on his social media site saying that he won’t be fighting for the remainder of 2016, and when he does come back in 2017, he’ll be “hungrier” and ready for the big fights. What those big fights are is anyone’s guess.
Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez wants IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin to fully understand that he’s the A-side, and that the fight will happen only when he decides it will happen in the future.
Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions wants middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler to sit down with him to negotiate a deal for a fight against Golden Boy star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for September 2017. Gomez wants to get the Canelo-Golovkin fight negotiated right now for some reason. It’s not in Golovkin’s best interest to accept a lump sum deal. He’s about to fight Daniel Jacobs in December.
In a highly controversial decision, former IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 Kos) defeated WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs)
WBA Super World featherweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) was on target with his weight on Friday in coming in at 125 pounds for his rematch against #2 WBA Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santa Cruz also weighed in at 125lbs.
They looked on friendly terms during the face off with each other after weighing in. There were no attempts at intimidation by either guy.
The rematch between unbeaten WBA Super World featherweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) and former WBA champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) is officially set for January 28, in 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Former IBF/WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) thinks that he would have defeated unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) last Saturday night if he had been inside the ring with him instead of Kell Brook and if the two of them were fighting in the 168lb division.
LONDON - IBF flyweight king Johnreil Casimero, who successfully defended his title with a 10th-round TKO over previously unbeaten Briton Charlie Edwards at the O2 Arena in London hours before the “Chocolatito” showdown against Cuadras.
Former IBF heavyweight world champion Charles Martin (23-1-1, 21 KOs) is ready to resume his boxing career after a year out of the ring when he faces 37-year-old journeyman Byron Polley (30-20-1, 13 KOs) next Tuesday on April 25 in a scheduled 10 round fight at the Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has received a reported $6 million offer from Golden Boy Promotions for him to fight Saul Canelo Alvarez on May 6 for a catchweight fight at 165 pounds on Cinco de Mayo.
It’s now up to the 30-year-old Chavez Jr. whether to accept the offer or not. He has only until next week to agree to it or get out of the way so that Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) can challenge WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) on May 6 instead. Chavez Jr. has turned down huge fight offers in the past, so it’s possible he could turn down this one too.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) looks like he’s already in fighting shape for his May 6th fight against former 2-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs), With a little over 1 month to go before the fight, Chavez Jr. already is looking very cut up like he’s ready to go. Chavez Jr. says he weighs 178 pounds now. This is just 13 ½ pounds over the 164 ½ lb. catch-weight limit for the weigh-in on May 5.
Chris Eubank Jr has branded WBO world middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders "a boring fighter" and demanded a rematch.
Middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. wants to be added to the December 10 card headlined by IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua vs. Erick Molina at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The card will be televised by Sky Box Office pay-per-view. The 27-year-old Eubank Jr.
Nathan Cleverly will be getting a world title shot in less than two months against WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer on October 1 at the Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) isn’t ranked in the top 15 by any of the sanctioning bodies right now, and it’s really not surprising given that he’s lost two out of his last three fights in the last two years.
Conor McGregor, one of the best fighters in UFC, says he’s still interested in fighting boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he comes up with the money to make the fight happen. McGregor, 27, reportedly wants a 50-50 deal to fight Mayweather, and he says he would go into the match confident that he would beat him in a boxing ring.
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