Boxing

Former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (30-3, 17 KOs) wonders if Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) is ever going to fight IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) or not. Trout, 31, notes that Canelo is saying that he’ll fight Golovkin in September of next year rather than right now.

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) doesn’t think too much of IBO/WBA/WBC champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) after learning of the British heavyweight pulling out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last Friday for the second time. Wilder, 6’7” says that Fury lacks discipline for the sport, and he sees the 28-year-old as a sad sight to behold.

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Trainer Abel Sanchez is sticking with his pick of IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) having too much power and size for former super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) for their fight in less than two months on November 19 on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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.

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Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler isn’t agreeable to a flat fee for the Golovkin vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight in September 2017. Loeffler is looking to get a percentage split for GGG, which obviously would bring him a lot more money than if he agrees to the eight-figure flat fee offer than Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya offered Golovkin for the fight.

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#10 WBC light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba will be fighting unbeaten #4 WBC Oleksandr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) on November 19 on the undercard of the Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be televised on HBO pay-per-view. Gvozdyk, 29, fought in the 2012 London Olympics, but was beaten by Kazakhstan’s Adilet Niyazimbetov.

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Max Kellerman believes that Golden Boy Promotions is looking to milk pay-per-view money by putting their fighter WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) in winnable fights against soft opposition rather than putting him in with unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) in a fight that they feel he could lose.

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