The boxing world is still in full debate mode following what was arguably one of the most devastating knockouts in recent memory, and an almost certain contender for knockout of the year. Despite Amir Khan getting off to a good start against Canelo in their WBC middleweight championship, that for my money saw him winning the opening three rounds, Canelo…
Weight Doesn’t Appear To Be An Issue For Canelo With Making GGG Fight
A middleweight unification between the two is being clamored for by boxing fans around the world at the moment.
When Canelo Alvarez took out Amir Khan in six rounds last weekend in Las Vegas the boxing world watched on with anticipation, when he called out his biggest rival Gennady Golovkin afterwards.
When prompted in the post-fight interview about the much wanted showdown, the young Mexican WBC champion stated:
“I will fight him at 160lb, no problem.”
The issue of weight seems to have been the biggest hurdle to overcome thus far in the negotiations to get this super-fight finally on, but with Canelo now seeming to be willing to fight at the full middleweight limit, it appears that there are no longer any real obstacles to making the match a reality.
Obviously purse negotiations and other factors will come into play in the coming weeks when both boxers’ respective handlers try to reach a deal, but one would imagine there is simply too much interest and money involved in a fight of this magnitude for it not too take place.
Golovkin, for his part, seems to have be willing to take the fight for a number of months now.
After the fight on Saturday with Khan, Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya stated that he would be making a phone call the following morning to try to get the fight made.
It could very well be the biggest fight in boxing to be made at the moment – and one that is simply too good to not happen.
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