Everything has done a complete three hundred and sixty degree turn around it would seem with the Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez rematch on May 5th. At first when the whole Canelo testing positive situation was revealed it was still thought the fight would go ahead. Now, not so much.
Yesterday the Executive Director of the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) – the body responsible for approving the fight or not in Las Vegas – cancelled a hearing previously set for today on the matter.
Instead, Bennett reported that he has now completed his investigation and will reconvene with his colleagues at the NSAC in their monthly hearing on April 18th, a little over two weeks out from the potential fight to decide the fate of Canelo.
Bennett further went on to file an official complaint against Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez for his positive test for the substance known as Clenbuterol.
Adding to a growing belief that the the fight will not go ahead.
The venue, the T-Mobile Arena, have reportedly even started to offer full refunds to ticket holders.
However nothing has come from either of the event’s promoters just yet.
One would imagine there is a lot of scurrying and haggling going on behind the scenes.
All depends on the outcome of April 18th of course, but the fight will not have long to sell after that.
That’s the thing though, this rematch doesn’t need much selling. If it were to go ahead it would just be that much bigger with all the controversy, as bad as that sounds.
For the sake of boxing, it would be a bitter blow if it didn’t happen given all the positive momentum the sport has experienced this past year or so.