For those wanting the Golovkin vs Canelo rematch confirmed your prayers have finally been answered at long, long last.
Promoter of Canelo Alvatez, Oscar De La Hoya, made a last-minute, last-ditch attempt to make the fight in September that appears to have paid off.
Well, it has according to De La Hoya:
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018
In hindsight, this back and forth media stuff really just looks like an attempt to hook fans in to the narrative in the way Mayweather did a few years back for the Pacquiao fight.
Mayweather kept building things up like this, too.
In that, the fight was always going to happen, but it was just played up on social media.
Silly us boxing journalists, and you, and me – the boxing fan.
Done again, eh?
Here’s some of the sentiment bouncing around at the moment:
Your man is getting twatted again
— Everton Aren’t We (@EvertonArentWe) June 13, 2018
Do we know the final scorecards yet?
— Richard Callaghan (@Cat_Calzone) June 13, 2018
Hope Adalaide Byrd isn’t one of ure judges again
— ollie (@MisterOllieB) June 13, 2018
Keep him clean and easy on the cross dressing
— declan moloney (@decm1) June 13, 2018
Regular drug tests for your man please and no corrupt judges this time
— Dave (@bigdave87b) June 13, 2018
It’s the biggest fight in the division for sure, but #GGGCanelo2 is damaging for the sport. Proof cheats can indeed prosper! ??♂️
— Nick Peet (@Peety_Editor) June 13, 2018