Boxing’s next big fight is one between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin, which is why all conversation after Canelo’s huge KO of Amir Khan was about GGG.
Both sides recognise the magnitude of the fight but until all parties involved align in contract negotiations the fight seems headed down the path of Mayweather-Pacquiao. That is why today’s announcement of a 2017 GGG vs Canelo fight is taken with a grain of salt.
“I met with Eric on Monday and we had a good, good conversation,and the plan was they want to shoot for fall of 2017,” Loeffler told ESPN.com. “It’s not going to happen in September of this year, so we’ll use the time to build the fight. We wanted the fight in [this past] May.
“It’s Gennady’s priority to make the Canelo fight as soon as possible, but Golden Boy felt next year would make the most sense on the promotional side and with the weight as well.”
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