The much anticipated Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez part two would appear to be down to three final locations – with two in particular strong favourites.
A lot has been made since the first fight that took place in Las Vegas over the scoring.
Despite that, Las Vegas is still in a very strong position to land the rematch as the fight capital of the world which can draw considerable site fees.
It also offers a tax efficient option for some of the event’s revenues due to the State of Nevada having no state tax at all. Only federal taxes. The T-Mobile Arena is the front runner for the fight to happen again in Vegas.
But New York boxing is also coming on strong at the moment.
The New Yorkers, never right them off. I consider myself lucky to have a couple of genuine friends from that part of the world and one thing I know about them for sure – they work bloody hard.
New York boxing seemed on the brink a year ago with a hike in insurance making it almost unaffordable for combat sports events to be held there by promoters but since that issue was sorted out, there’s been a number of big fights in the Big Apple since.
While the Barclays Center has become a beacon in the boxing world now, Madison Square Garden is the venue being eyed (according to a source) for the Golovkin vs Canelo rematch.
“GGG” has sold it out before and would make sense in that regard.
While the T-Mobile in Vegas and Madison Square Garden in New York are the two strong favourites, the Cowboys stadium in Dallas, Texas also cannot be discounted either.
A massive stadium infrastructure for a boxing event in the States, Canelo has also sold it out before against Liverpool’s Liam Smith.
It could make a lot of sense having it there with his strong Mexican following.
Particularly on the weekend they are planning the rematch in May which is the same weekend as the Cinco De Mayo holiday in Mexico.