Boxing News & Rumors: WBC Postpones Cut-off Date for Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin Fight Negotiations
|Cristian Andal |||Dec 05, 2015 12:43 PM EST|
(Photo : Getty Images) The World Boxing Council reportedly postponed the deadline of the negotiations on the mandated title fight between new WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA (Super), IBF, WBC (interim) and IBO middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin.
The World Boxing Council reportedly postponed the deadline of the negotiations on the mandated title fight between new WBC middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and WBA (Super), IBF, WBC (interim) and IBO middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs).
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No less than WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced the postponement to December 11, as transcribed by Boxing Scene.
"Due to the holiday week of Thanksgiving celebrated in the USA, and considering the goodwill of both parties to finalize an agreement, the WBC has extended until Friday, December 11, the time to have a final resolution of this matter in accordance to the WBC rules and regulations," the WBC chief said.
Rumors were out that the WBC is open to the idea of both fighters having separate tune-up title defenses, possibly under one card in May, before their eventual meeting scheduled on September next year, allegedly to generate more interest in the potential mega-fight.
Boxing News 24's Dan Ambrose said that the idea doesn't make sense "because nothing will change by then". Both will have retained the same power and experience and one fight wouldn't do anything to make any dramatic transformation.
Ambrose speculated that Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez's promoter, could be counting on an older Golovkin to be "beatable for Canelo" and putting it off longer might also make it more difficult for GGG to make weight when the actual fight comes as the body grows naturally bigger as a person ages.
However, with only a few months of delay, the change would be minimal, if not almost none, and so why not fight immediately and get it over with for the fans.
The 33-year-old Kazakh is also said to be mandated by the IBF to fight its number one contender, Tureano Johnson, early next year, which may really delay the Canelo-Golovkin fight whether the two boxers like it or not.
Tom Loeffler, GGG's promoter, reportedly said that if their camp does not finalize a fight with Alvarez early next year, then they will be forced to schedule Golovkin against Johnson sometime in February or March 2016.
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