Last week, Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar De La Hoya confirmed to TMZ Sports that Canelo Alvarez would be fighting Gennady Golovkin in September. The fight was initially scheduled for May 5, but Alvarez pulled out of the fight after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol back in February.
Canelo would eventually be suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Canelo’s suspension will end in August, and he is expected to return in September.
At this point, according to De La Hoya, Canelo is waiting for Golovkin to sign on for the fight. However, Canelo will fight in September with or without Golovkin, according to De La Hoya:
“He(GGG) doesn’t want to fight,” De La Hoya told TMZ Sports. “He’s(Canelo) fighting in September, so our priority is to make Canelo-GGG. Regardless, Canelo is fighting in September, and he’s going to fight the toughest guy out there. We want Triple G that’s for sure.”
Canelo-GGG is the fight that could make the most money for both fighters. Therefore, they will get this deal done. Expect Canelo-GGG 2 in September.
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